Creating Easy-To-Understand COVID-19 Information Worldwide
INDEX Program, Shriver Center, UMass Medical School
We are creating a website with reliable COVID-19 information we simplify so it is understandable by the world's huge populations of people with cognitive disabilities, people with low literacy, non-native language speakers, and seniors. We are collecting the information from the websites of every country's governments. Those websites are not usable by people with physical disabilities, such as the blind. Their information is not understandable. Our website will be an example to them. Accessible, understandable COVID-19 information for all the world's citizens will make the world healthier and safer throughout this time of crisis.
To help simplify the COVID-19 text, we need:
- thousands of native-language speakers (crowdsourcing);
- people who can identify and remove bias from the text;
- experienced marketing professionals from every country in the world.
To pre-simplify the text using our EasyText.AI Text Simplifier, we need:
- data scientists;
- machine-learning (ML) experts; and
- natural language (NLP) processing experts.
About INDEX Program, Shriver Center, UMass Medical School
55 Lake Avenue North, S3-301, Worcester, MA 01655, US
Our mission is to provide information to people with disabilities to help them lead independent, healthy, safe lives.
INDEX provides information about programs, services, and health-care providers to people with disabilities. INDEX is a program of the Eunice Kennedy Shriver Center at the University of Massachusetts Medical School. All our amazing staff, graduate students, and interns are people with physical disabilities, cognitive disabilities, non-native English speakers, from many races and ethnicities, women, and/or seniors. We are passionate, hard-working, and mission-driven.