This 12-Year-Old Is Creating An App For Disabled People

Alexander Knoll


By Joe Fryer in NBC News.


At just 12 years old, Alexander Knoll is already handing out business cards.

Even more impressive, his title on those business cards is “CEO.”

The inventive, freckle-faced redhead is creating something called the Ability App, which is like Yelp for accessibility. When it’s finished, the free application will help people with disabilities navigate public spaces by providing information about wheelchair ramps, disabled parking, braille menus and more.

Alex, who lives in Post Falls, Idaho, came up with the idea a couple years ago after seeing a man in a wheelchair struggle to open a heavy door.

“So I wondered if there’s an app or a website that could’ve told him what stores around the area had automatic doors,” Alex told NBC News.


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