LingvoHelp mobile app can help blind and visually impaired people learn foreign languages via live video thanks to bilingual volunteers tutors.
The app is able to develop blind and visually impaired people's skills, reveal their inner potential in terms of learning foreign languages and being useful to volunteers as well, since the bilingual volunteers tutors will benefit from the app gaining teaching skills for the future career in the framework of Global Goal 4 (quality andinclusive education) and Global Goal 9 (Innovations).
At the moment we are looking for funding for app programmers to be able to create LingvoHelp app available on iOS and Android platforms. I also empower volunteers tutors to be engaged in the project and I hope to achieve the goal while presenting LingvoHelp project at Ilmenau University of Technology in Germany in the framework of International Student Week in Ilmenau and at Sustainable Development Youth Action Forum 2017 which will be held in Belgrade.
The project has been supported by Hans Jørgen Wiberg, 'Be My Eyes' app inventor who agreed to help me create the 'LingvoHelp' app and Esuna Dugarova, research fellow at the UN headquaters in NY.
In 2017 we plan to create LingvoHelp app in iOS and Android platforms and in 5 years we aim to reach 5,000,000 registered users for blind and visually impaired people to speak several foreign languages, have access to innovative technology and modern study methods, while bilingual volunteers tutors to acquire teaching skills for their future career.
After presenting LingvoHelp in Serbia, Germany and Russia I would like to share specific study methods with bilingual volunteers tutors team. To teach people with the disabilities it is necessary to acquire teaching skills related to innovative training and I hope I will be able to teach the team as well.