design-app-roma

In 2015, STEP established a self-sustaining Roma community group, led by women for women.  The women identified language as the greatest barriers to accessing services, engaging in school life, and supporting their children’s learning.  So the women suggested that they create a bilingual app with useful words and phrases relevant to their everyday lives. As part of STEP’s BASC project (Blogs and apps to support mobility and social change), this strand of work involves a collaboration with eight Roma mothers in a primary school in Glasgow who meet with a software designer to co-create an interactive bilingual mobile phone app.  The app will initially be in Romanian and English then developed into other languages such as Slovak, Hungarian and Urdu.  Find out more on our research pages and look out for updates on Twitter @mobileandlearn.