Irish autism app wins international award


13 Nov 2010

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An Irish app that enables autistic children to communicate through pictures has been awarded an e-Learning prize by World Summit Award-Mobile (WSA-Mobile).

The ‘Grace’ app, which picked up an Irish Web Award last month, picked up the prestigious award and was chosen over more than 400 other nominations.

Grace helps autistic and other special needs children to communicate effectively by building sentences using relevant images.

The mobile awards honour the most outstanding content in eight categories: m-Business, m-Government, m-Health, m-Learning, m-Media, m-Entertainment, m-Tourism and m-Inclusion. In each of the categories, the grand jury of global experts selected five winners.

The WSA-Mobile reaches the mobile community in more than 160 countries and promotes the best mobile content and innovative applications within the United Nations framework.

A list of other winners can be found here.