The Youth Citizen Entrepreneurship Competition is an activity within the framework of the UNESCO Global Action Programme (GAP) on Education for Sustainable Development (ESD)

Android Application for the Blind/Visually Impaired, Deaf and Autism

Published on June 6, 2014 um 11:57

Summary of your idea

The general objective to develop an android application that has text-to-speech (speech synthesis) capability and make it able to read different text from the cell phone (for the blind), play different sound based on the text (for the deaf) as well as picture (for the autism).

Expected impact of your idea on sustainable development

The disabled are part of the society and has a lot to contribute if supported by modern technology. For instance, the visually impaired could write books in Braille but only those who are visually impaired or those who are able to read Braille documents can read that book. A lot of accidents and confusions occur because the deaf cannot communicate easily with the ones who can hear. In another scenario, autism people (mostly kids) can benefit from modern technology which will support them to learn fast and communicate. The technology for the autism would also benefit their family as well as guardians.

Plans for implementation and sustainability

Business model: The application will be available in Google Play for download (as free or with payment). If decided to provide as a free app, then money can be generated from advertisements. Collaborators: Most governmental and non-governmental organizations as well as individuals who has interest in helping the disabled especially the visually impaired, the deaf and the autism are willing to contribute and collaborate for the success of the project.

Your profile

I am a 26 years old senior software engineer at Apposit LLC (www.apposit.com) working in Java, Groovy-Grails, Android SDK and other latest technologies. I have a Masters degree in Information Science from Addis Ababa University in 2012 (CGPA=4.00 and thesis = Excellent grade). I have been working at Haramaya University and Lucy University College, as Lecturer. I design websites as a charity for NGOs like www.abunezenamarkos.org, www.debubomoorthodox.org. I believe my experience and knowledge is suitable for this grant and if you allow me to do so, I will be very successful.

Stage of Idea

planning stage, start-up stage

Your idea has a positive impact on

education, health, elderly, empowerment of women, youth, other: Disabled

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July 7, 2014 16:27

applaud!