Retrieve and link to existing simpler language version

This feature would search for and retrieve simpler language alternative versions of multimedia. For example, if a simple version of a news story is available, it can be offered to the user as an alternative to a more complex version of the news article.

Discussion by Disabilities (Benefits & Preferred Behaviors)

Cognitive, Language, Learning Disabilities & Low Literacy

People with cognitive disabilities or literacy problems may have difficulty reading the complex language of many sites. A translation to simpler language makes it easier for more people to read and understand content.

Existing Products

Simple English Resources

Learn more about digital literacy and digital skills.

Learn more about learning disabilities and how they affect an individual’s life also beyond academics.

Learn more about cognitive disabilities, medical conditions and examples of what people with intellectual or cognitive deficits experience in everyday life.

Language translators are currently able to translate from complex languages into other languages that have fewer words and simpler syntax and grammar.  This project would develop the ability to translate between standard written English and a simpler form of English that has a restricted vocabulary and grammar.