Funded Projects

Capacity Building for Developing Mobile Applications for Persons with Disabilities in Pakistan

Principal Investigator’s Organization (PIO):
Special Talent Exchange Program (STEP)
Principal Investigator (PI):
Mr. Ali Shabbar
Project Details:
Start Date 12-Aug-2016
Duration 6 months
Budget PKR 3.32 million
Status On Going Project
Progress Report N/A
Publications N/A
Thematic Area Education
Project Website
Executive Summary

The project aims to develop awareness and capacity on mobile accessibility issues and needs by organizing training and awareness sessions, inviting mobile application developers. These sessions will be organized in different cities, will be open for all to attend, and will target participation of University students interested in mobile application development as well as professionals developers. In second phase, the project aims to embrace development of ready-to- use mobile applications for Persons with Disabilities (PWDs) in Pakistan to promote inclusivity. Groups or individual mobile application developers will be mentored by PWDs, helping them in applications development, identifying key requirements as PWDs and will help them to test and validate their applications. The final mobile applications will be made available for general use of Persons with Disabilities in Pakistan. The project would also look into providing awards/ recognition to developers in form of a national mobile application competition.