The Wireless Rehabilitation Engineering Research Center (Wireless RERC), creator of access to wireless technologies to people with disabilities, is inviting developers to submit proposals to obtain financial support for creating assistive and/or accessibility apps for popular mobile platforms like iOS, Android, Blackberry 10, and Windows Phone.
The Wireless RERC's app development budget is approximately $90k, and the idea is to support the development of four new apps per grant year. The app will be released through every platform's appropriate channel (App Store, Google Play, etc.) or through Wireless RERC's App Factory. If the app is successful, the developer may be offered additional funding to add more features or to create the app for an additional platform.
Proposals will be evaluated on the following parameters:
§ The app addresses an important accessibility or assistive technology need.
§ The app is unlikely to be developed in the commercial marketplace.
§ The app is technically feasible and the technical capacity required for development is readily demonstrable by the developer.
§ The projected lifetime of the app justifies the investment.
§ The projected lifetime of the app justifies the investment.The app complements and does not duplicate other apps in the marketplace or under development.
For the 2012-13 grant year, proposals need to be submitted by 15 September, 2012, and the final apps need to be delivered by August 10, 2013.
To read more details about the Call for Proposals, visit the website here.