Hindustan Times: App to help dyslexics browse the internet

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.

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AngelHack: Learn How Two Teens From Delhi Are Coding To Make The World A Better Place!

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!

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