‘Internet for Everyone’ - APPLIR 2.0 is a social network specially created and intended for youth with reading and writing disorders. Noted for its simple and original design, this project is the first worldwide social network for people with these challenges (please see screenshot below).
Most of us are counting more on social networks as a fundamental element of our day to day work and lives. We are changing the way we do things and also looking forward to increasing the social impact of our activities. This is possible through the emergence of social networking tools such as Facebook and Twitter which enable people to share ideas and pictures, easily build communities and communicate with their personal or professional networks.
Nevertheless, there are still some groups which are left behind by this wave of new technologies, and not just the people who have no access to the Internet. That was the first thought that came to our minds when we heard of APPLIR 2.0, a social network targeted for people with intellectual disabilities.