Alfresco and its partners work with many non-profits and we are especially proud of the recent work Technology Services Group (TSG) has done for the United Cerebral Palsy Association of Greater Chicago (UCPGC) and their Infinitec program. Infinitec works with schools and teachers to improve academic success for all students, particularly those with disabilities, by promoting the use of assistive and educational technologies.
Infinitec is an excellent example of how technology in the classroom can help empower children with disabilities (and their teachers). Using Alfresco as the content platform, Infinitec has built an online library for schools to upload and share access to thousands of scanned books and materials for distribution exclusively to children with disabilities. The program called InfiniTEXT now has over 11,000 files each containing all or part of a K-12 textbook stored in one or more of five formats, including PDF, MP3, TXT, RTF and KES (a proprietary format compatible with a software program popular with schools). Most importantly, the program serves over 500 school districts across five states.
Infinitec has also recently launched a new Myinfinitec.org web portal which uses Liferay Portal, Alfresco and integrates with Adobe Connect for managing and streaming on-demand eLearning modules. With Alfresco as the backbone, UCPGC /Infinitec has a reliable, scalable and cost effective web portal that can support its goal of becoming a national program.
Open source technology is opening the door for many nonprofits to provide valuable resources to the community that they could not do before. It breaks down the cost barriers for nonprofits and allows them to use technology in new and innovative ways. We congratulate UCPGC on the success of Infintec.
Read the full UCPGC / Infinitec case study for more information.
We’d like to hear from more non-profits on how they are utilizing open source technology to deliver services in new and exciting ways. How has open source allowed your organization to do more? We want to hear your story.