Downs Syndrome Association - Screenshot

Offering simple and healthy recipes in an accessible way, to individuals with down’s syndrome

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Offering simple and healthy recipes in an accessible way, to individuals with down’s syndrome - Screenshot

About Downs Syndrome Association

DSActive is a programme run by the Down’s Syndrome Association (DSA). The aim to provide as many opportunities as possible for people with Down’s syndrome to lead active and healthy lives. They started in 2006 by offering a football session for people with Down’s syndrome with Fulham FC Foundation. We offer expert training to coaches, run festivals to celebrate the achievements of our athletes and support people with Down’s syndrome to achieve coaching qualifications. Download the App


The build was completed very quickly. The Distance App Developers’ efforts resulted in impressive reviews and generated more users than expected. The work was completed efficiently and the project management was good. Their team was well-structured and highly engaging.

Guy Wilcox

How we made a difference

  • The Problem

    The Down Syndrome Association (DSA) aimed to create an accessible and user-friendly application offering healthy recipes and activity tracking for individuals with Down Syndrome. Their priority was to ensure that the app was easy to understand and use

  • The Solution

    The Distance took a user-centric approach, engaging with the Down Syndrome community directly to understand their needs. They shared an early prototype for user feedback, ensuring the app's suitability before development. The project involved building both a front-end application and a content management system (CMS) for DSA, enabling content control and personalisation

  • The Result

    The resulting 'Health Swap' app successfully promoted physical activity and healthy eating choices among users. It seamlessly integrated into their routines, thanks to extensive user involvement and feedback. Users appreciated the simplicity and effectiveness of the tool, which fulfilled its intended purpose

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