Last May 19th, Raúl Santos from HI Iberia presented the ongoing work and results of project SIMPATICO in the Conference on “Easy-to-Read” of the Generalitat Valenciana held in the University of Valencia. The event gathered more than 150 interdisciplinary professionals in fields as diverse as linguistics, neurobiology, teaching and, thanks in part to SIMPATICO, engineering of systems that integrate texts that are easy to read to everyone, thus increasing their inclusivity for endangered collectives such as elders, semi-literate persons or persons with disabilities.
HI Iberia presented the leading edge work in the project regarding simplification of the interaction with the Public Administrations, including very related elements such as text simplification and workflow adaptation in interaction for complex tasks. Some fresh news were also presented about our recent set of user tests with citizens held in Santiago on May 7th and 8th 2018. The event was successful in making SIMPATICO known to a wide array of potential end-users, related projects and fellow researchers. Many of the contacted professionals were linguists and teachers, who acknowledged our potential to cross pollinate our engineering efforts to develop tools for the production of easier to read materials in several domains.
The slides for the event are available here.