Students created app to aid those with dyslexia
A still from the video presentation made as part of their entry
Three girls from Sacred Heart School in Hammersmith have won a global tech design competition.
Dorothy, Justine and Sonia created an app called Dimming Dyslexia as their entry for an Apps for Good award.
The app allows you to take mainstream educational material and transform it into an electronic, dyslexic friendly version.
It does this by changing the colour, font and background of the text, breaking words into syllables and providing easy access to an online dictionary.
Apps for Good is a competition for students aged between 10-18 from across the world. As well as entries from the UK there were submissions from the US, India and Portugal to the 11th annual Apps for Good Awards.
Each year students design their own tech products based on real-world problems that they have identified.
There are 6 categories which are supported by technology and business partners Spotify, The LEGO Group, BNY Mellon, Deutsche Bank and Kingston Technology. Over 300 shortlisters from around the tech industry reviewed and provide valuable feedback to the awards entries.
The team from the Hammersmith school won in the Future Founders category.
Heather Picov, CEO, Apps for Good said, “Throughout 2020 and 2021 we received enormous support from industry experts who volunteered their spare time to offer their advice and feedback to young people throughout their time undertaking the Apps for Good course. We are so proud and grateful to all the young people who continue to strive and contribute to a world which is ever changing, creating solutions to help us meet these challenges head on.”
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July 2, 2021