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In June 2016, I had the idea of de­vel­op­ing a browser ex­ten­sion for users with dyselxia which could re­design web­pages to make them eas­ier to read. Nishant and I built the ex­ten­sion dur­ing a week­end hackathon, AngelHack Delhi 2016, where we won the Code4Impact Challenge.

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The duo de­cided to learn more about web ac­ces­si­bil­ity fea­tures for peo­ple with dyslexia and learn­ing dis­abil­i­ties, dis­cussed suit­able colours and fonts, and fi­nally came up with Oswald in June this year. The Chrome ex­ten­sion helps peo­ple with dyslexia and vi­sual im­pair­ment, as well as se­nior cit­i­zens. Currently, the tool is an add-on for only those web browsers that sup­port ex­ten­sions from the Chrome Web Store — such as Chrome, Opera, Chromium, etc. — The Better India