New mobile app offers dating service for people with disabilities

two hands form the shape of a heartModern romance has seen the extension of love and courtship onto online and mobile platforms. Tinder, Grindr, OkCupid, HER – the list goes on, with mobile applications that cater to specific demographics such as sexual orientation, religion, age, and more.

And now, we have the first dating app for people with disabilities. Inclov is available for download on Android, and according to the company “is globally the first matchmaking app which is accessible to one billion people with disability worldwide and matches people on the basis cure availability, medical condition, level of independence and lifestyle choices.” The dating app began as an agency called Wanted Umbrella, and was rebranded as Inclov upon the company’s transition to a mobile platform. Created in India, Inclov was co-founded by Shankar Srinivasan, and Kalyani Khona, who is currently also working with the Accessible India Campaign.

Inclov states that of the 80 million people with a disability who live in India, and the one billion around the world, only 5% or less find a life partner. Their purpose is to serve as a matchmaking app “focusing on twirties, people with disability, and with health disorders to find love.” You can learn more about Inclov on their website, or by checking out their Facebook page!

What do you think of Inclov? Are they addressing a need of people with disabilities in regards to dating? Let us know what you think!

Emily Pate is a third-year student at Seattle University interested in Strategic Communications, learning Spanish, and working with non-profits. Her work for Rooted In Rights is focused on discussing current events in the community of people with disabilities. Her experience previous to Rooted In Rights includes writing broadcasts for KBOO radio in Portland, OR, and managing a neighborhood blog in the Seattle community. In addition to work, Emily enjoys drawing, spending time with her friends and family, and backpacking.