... It all started when I saw a man in a wheelchair attempt to open a very heavy door at a store. The door didn't have an automatic push button to open the door, and the man struggled to get through the door...
Hi! My name is Alexander and I'm 14 years old. I love helping people and I'm excited to tell you about the app that my team and I are developing, called Ability App, that will help people with disabilities navigate public spaces, and find safe, reliable services and employment.
I would like to thank all of you who have donated to help me start developing Ability App. The app is almost 90% complete. I'm looking for additional financial support to finish the development of the Ability App website, Android and iOS apps, along with engineering and maintenance fees for updates to Ability App on all three platforms.
As you can imagine, and as I have come to find out, developing an app of this caliber can be very expensive. Several incredible people have volunteered to help along the way, but I still require funding for development/hosting/engineering/maintenance costs that are not covered by volunteer support.
Your support will enable me to continue to develop and operate Ability App after its initial launch.
In addition to looking for additional financial support to continue to develop and maintain Ability App, I'm also looking for volunteers to help provide information on accessibility features in their hometowns. These volunteers are called Ability Ambassadors. Becoming an Ability Ambassador is fun and easy.
It is a great way to give back to your neighbors within your community. Ambassadors simply note where the disability-friendly features are where they live, work, play and visit. It's fun, free and easy! There's no obligation! Just help, if you can.
Watch the video below or more information:
To Sign Up To Become An Ability Ambassador, Click Here.
I will continue to work hard and spread the word about developing this app so that it can help people with disabilities. With your support, we can help so many people find employment, services, and facilities that give abilities!
To learn more about Ability App, please visit AbilityApp.org
Alex Knoll / Ability App on the Ellen DeGeneres Show