Students Helping Students – “Dyslexi-type” is a finalist in Seattle Social Venture Partners’ “Fast Pitch”

10/14/2014 | By More

SVP Seattle Fast Pitch

Inspired by the academic challenges his cousin faced in school, Eli W. of Seattle, Washington set out to create a learn-to-type software program built from the ground up for kids with Dyslexia. “I learned that when kids with Dyslexia use a keyboard instead of handwriting, they can focus on what they want to say, not on the mechanics of writing it down,” Eli said, “This program will be built just for them.” Two years later, helped by schoolmate Xander F. and advisors from local business and Dyslexic communities, “Dyslexi-type” is now a working prototype and a finalist in Seattle Social Venture Partners’ “Fast Pitch,” a social innovation contest. The sixteen-year-old will pitch his idea live on stage to 700+ people on October 28th, 2014 at Benaroya Hall in Seattle – wish him luck!

Category: Apps/Accessories, Dyslexia, News

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