A 24-year-old Turkish entrepreneur has developed a game-based app called Otsimo for people with special needs. Speaking exclusively to Anadolu Agency, Zafer Elcik shared his inspirational story. “Otsimo is an educational app for people with special needs, especially children with autism and Down syndrome,” said Elcik, adding that it offers early childhood education at home through a tablet or smartphone.
The app, developed by Elcik and his classmate Sercan Değirmenci, has over 100,000 users in more than 168 countries. More than 30,000 people are actively using it every month. Elcik said they focus on the 3 to 7 age group so they can go to public schools. “Our main motivation is democratizing special education for children with special needs,” said Elcik, whose