Alex Knoll & His Team are creating a tool to help people with disabilities map the world.
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Hello, my name is Alex Knoll.  I'm 13 years old, and I'm on a mission to make this world a better, more accessible place for people with disabilities, their families, and their caregivers.

I'm creating an free application called Ability App.  Ability App will help people with all types of disabilities and their caregivers navigate public spaces and search for specific disability friendly features, services and employment.  Our users will be able to research the level of accessibility of any public space like a retail store, restaurant, hotel, park, theater, etc. prior to leaving the safety, functionality, and security of their own home.  Disability friendly features at specific locations will be listed within the app.  Users will be able to determine if a specific public location has accessibility features that meet each individual users own unique needs.  Examples of accessible features listed within the application will include things like wheelchair ramps, Braille signs and menus, service animal relief locations, assistive technology for people with hearing impairments, wheelchair friendly restaurant seating and much more. Plus, users of the app will be able to research availability of services like in-home care, grocery delivery, transportation, and occupational therapy. Employment opportunities, specifically for people with disabilities, will also eventually be listed on Ability App.

To learn more about my work, click here. To see coverage of my work in the media, click here.

I am reaching out to all of you here on Patreon to consider donating to Ability App.  My goal is to raise money to continue to pay my development team, and to pay for the ongoing monthly cost associated with hosting Ability App.  The costs associated with launching and running an app with global ambitions are higher than you might think.  In addition to the need to continue to pay my small team of engineers,  I am also preparing to pay substantial hosting fees based on a large number of users accessing the app once it is officially live. 

Our goal is to positively impact over 1 Billion lives within a 10 year period. 
As Ability App grows, and as we welcome more and more users over time, my team and I will eventually be able to cover more of the ongoing expenses for the app through advertising within the app, but until then, we need your support to help us bridge the gap between the start up phase and the self sustaining phase.

So many people from all over the world have reached out to say how this app will change the lives of so many people for the better!  If you could read just a few of the amazing messages that I have been fortunate enough to receive, your heart would overflow with joy, and you would be able to feel some of the same motivating feelings that I experience on a daily basis.  My team and I are working very hard to make this world a better place for people with disabilities.  We would like to invite you to join in on our mission by kindly lending your financial support.  

My team and I are very close to launching this life changing resource!   We are about to begin testing the app with a select group of our Ability Ambassadors.  So now, as we are moving from the development phase to the testing phase, and eventually to the launching phase....IT IS TIME to rally all of our supporters together to help us bring this life changing resource to life. 

Thank you for consideration in supporting our mission to make this world a more accessible and inclusive place for everyone, including people with disabilities.

Together we will positively impact the lives of over 1 Billion people!  Please join us today!  Thank you for your support!

Alex Knoll
[email protected]
Ability App
www.abilityapp.org
Tiers
Lunch
$4.99 or more per month
There's nothing quite like writing code on a full belly:  Buy an Ability App Software Engineer lunch once a month.
Dinner
$19.95 or more per month
The night is young: Buy an Ability App Software Engineer dinner once a month.


As a sponsor, you will receive monthly Ability App updates via email from Alex. 

Utilities
$99 or more per month
Keep the water, lights, and Internet flowing at an Ability App Software Engineer's place every month.


As a sponsor, you will receive monthly Ability App updates via email from Alex.

Rent
$999 or more per month
Home is where your laptop is: Keep a roof over an Ability App Software Engineer's head every month.


As a sponsor, you will receive monthly Ability App updates via email from Alex.  


You will also receive a monthly video update from Alex with Ability App news.

Distinguished Sponsor
$14,999 or more per month
As a distinguished sponsor, you and/or your company will be listed as a major sponsor on the Ability App website and in the app. 


As a thank you, Alex will give a 20 minute speech, at a location of your choice, about his Ability App journey. **Some restrictions apply. Please email us for details.


You will also receive a monthly video update and email update from Alex, created just for Distinguished Sponsor Donors.

Goals
1 of 40 patrons
When we reach 40 $5.00 patrons, we will be able to pay one of our Ability App software engineer's average utilities in his/her city, so that they can continue to work on Ability App.
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Hello, my name is Alex Knoll.  I'm 13 years old, and I'm on a mission to make this world a better, more accessible place for people with disabilities, their families, and their caregivers.

I'm creating an free application called Ability App.  Ability App will help people with all types of disabilities and their caregivers navigate public spaces and search for specific disability friendly features, services and employment.  Our users will be able to research the level of accessibility of any public space like a retail store, restaurant, hotel, park, theater, etc. prior to leaving the safety, functionality, and security of their own home.  Disability friendly features at specific locations will be listed within the app.  Users will be able to determine if a specific public location has accessibility features that meet each individual users own unique needs.  Examples of accessible features listed within the application will include things like wheelchair ramps, Braille signs and menus, service animal relief locations, assistive technology for people with hearing impairments, wheelchair friendly restaurant seating and much more. Plus, users of the app will be able to research availability of services like in-home care, grocery delivery, transportation, and occupational therapy. Employment opportunities, specifically for people with disabilities, will also eventually be listed on Ability App.

To learn more about my work, click here. To see coverage of my work in the media, click here.

I am reaching out to all of you here on Patreon to consider donating to Ability App.  My goal is to raise money to continue to pay my development team, and to pay for the ongoing monthly cost associated with hosting Ability App.  The costs associated with launching and running an app with global ambitions are higher than you might think.  In addition to the need to continue to pay my small team of engineers,  I am also preparing to pay substantial hosting fees based on a large number of users accessing the app once it is officially live. 

Our goal is to positively impact over 1 Billion lives within a 10 year period. 
As Ability App grows, and as we welcome more and more users over time, my team and I will eventually be able to cover more of the ongoing expenses for the app through advertising within the app, but until then, we need your support to help us bridge the gap between the start up phase and the self sustaining phase.

So many people from all over the world have reached out to say how this app will change the lives of so many people for the better!  If you could read just a few of the amazing messages that I have been fortunate enough to receive, your heart would overflow with joy, and you would be able to feel some of the same motivating feelings that I experience on a daily basis.  My team and I are working very hard to make this world a better place for people with disabilities.  We would like to invite you to join in on our mission by kindly lending your financial support.  

My team and I are very close to launching this life changing resource!   We are about to begin testing the app with a select group of our Ability Ambassadors.  So now, as we are moving from the development phase to the testing phase, and eventually to the launching phase....IT IS TIME to rally all of our supporters together to help us bring this life changing resource to life. 

Thank you for consideration in supporting our mission to make this world a more accessible and inclusive place for everyone, including people with disabilities.

Together we will positively impact the lives of over 1 Billion people!  Please join us today!  Thank you for your support!

Alex Knoll
[email protected]
Ability App
www.abilityapp.org

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Tiers
Lunch
$4.99 or more per month
There's nothing quite like writing code on a full belly:  Buy an Ability App Software Engineer lunch once a month.
Dinner
$19.95 or more per month
The night is young: Buy an Ability App Software Engineer dinner once a month.


As a sponsor, you will receive monthly Ability App updates via email from Alex. 

Utilities
$99 or more per month
Keep the water, lights, and Internet flowing at an Ability App Software Engineer's place every month.


As a sponsor, you will receive monthly Ability App updates via email from Alex.

Rent
$999 or more per month
Home is where your laptop is: Keep a roof over an Ability App Software Engineer's head every month.


As a sponsor, you will receive monthly Ability App updates via email from Alex.  


You will also receive a monthly video update from Alex with Ability App news.

Distinguished Sponsor
$14,999 or more per month
As a distinguished sponsor, you and/or your company will be listed as a major sponsor on the Ability App website and in the app. 


As a thank you, Alex will give a 20 minute speech, at a location of your choice, about his Ability App journey. **Some restrictions apply. Please email us for details.


You will also receive a monthly video update and email update from Alex, created just for Distinguished Sponsor Donors.