Two teenage boys from Delhi, Anand Chowdhary, 18, and Nishant Gadihoke, 15, have developed an app called ‘Oswald’ that helps people with dyslexia, visual impairment and other disabilities browse the internet. Based on the specifications provided by the British Dyslexia Association and the World Wide Web Consortium (W3C) for dyslexic users, the app automatically corrects typography, contrast ratios and other visual elements on any webpage.
“One day, the entire web will be accessible to everyone,” said Anand, who firmly believes that accessibility and equality should be the fundamental principles of web browsing.
Our first annual Code 4 Impact challenge during AngelHack’s 9th Global Hackathon Series is well underway! With more than 34 projects submitted, we’re thrilled to see our community using their skills for good!! Check out the latest from team Oswald for Chrome, who created an app that helps people with learning disabilities, the visually impaired, and senior citizens to access the web. Even more inspiring? The app was created by two teenagers from Delhi who are just getting started!