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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