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Friday, May 03, 2019

These 20-year-olds developed an app to help students with dyslexia learn better | App - YourStory

Augmenta11y makes use of Augmented Reality (AR) to help children with dyslexia read books using the camera on their phone,  explains Sujata Sangwan,  engineering graduate and has done her Post Graduation in Human Resource Management. 

Photo: Team Augmenta11y
Dyslexia is the most common learning disability found today. At its core, it makes reading - perhaps the most important part of school education - difficult. This is why children with dyslexia often do not get high grades though this has nothing to do with their intelligence. Currently, there are nearly 3.5 crore children with dyslexia studying in schools in India.

In order to bring a solution to this problem, four students from Mukesh Patel School of Technology Management & Engineering from Mumbai - Tushar Gupta, Mudita Sisodia, Schezeen Fazulbhoy, and Mitali Raju (all in their 20s) - have developed an app to help dyslexic children learn better.

The recently-launched Augmenta11y, available for free for both Android and iOS users, helps children with dyslexia read books using the camera on their phone. The app makes use of Augmented Reality (AR) to show the text in a dyslexia‐friendly format, and has several other customisable features that make reading much easier. 

About the team
Tushar Gupta, a final‐year engineering student who currently leads the project, has previously worked as a consultant with startups and small and medium businesses (SMEs) for over four years now, and will be heading to Georgia Institute of Technology, Atlanta, to pursue a Masters in Human Computer Interaction...

Future plans
In the future, the team aims to add more features to the app to improve accessibility for dyslexic individuals. 


Source: YourStory