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People with intellectual disabilities share with iDEM the barriers they experience  when participating in democracy
People with intellectual disabilities share with iDEM the barriers they experience when participating in democracy

17/07/2024

July has been busy and exciting for iDEM as we have started our focus groups with people with intellectual disabilities in Italy and Spain. This process of co-creation ensures that the accessibility tools we are developing to break down language barriers truly adapt to different support needs and experiences. Language barriers, complex processes, and lack […]

How did iDEM advocate for accessibility during the European elections?
How did iDEM advocate for accessibility during the European elections?

12/06/2024

The campaign for the 2024 European elections started in May, and information about political parties and participation in democracy was available on different online platforms. As the European Disability Forum has shown, much of this information is not accessible to people with disabilities, as websites and the language used are not adapted to the needs […]

iDEM celebrates Global Accessibility Awareness Day with an event in Barcelona
iDEM celebrates Global Accessibility Awareness Day with an event in Barcelona

16/05/2024

Today, 16 May, is Global Accessibility Awareness Day! iDEM is celebrating this important day by participating in the event held by the Accessibility Innovation Network of Catalonia in Barcelona. Horacio Saggion, professor at Universitat Pompeu Fabra and lead researcher for iDEM, is presenting our project and discussing text simplification technology to support people with intellectual […]

iDEM will participate in the Seminar of the Spanish Society for Natural Language Processing at the 7th Spanish Conference on Informatics
iDEM will participate in the Seminar of the Spanish Society for Natural Language Processing at the 7th Spanish Conference on Informatics

15/04/2024

The iDEM project is excited to announce its participation in the upcoming Seminar of the Spanish Society for Natural Language Processing, which will be held during the 7th Spanish Conference on Informatics. Scheduled for the 20th of June at 15:00, our project will be prominently featured during this seminar, offering an excellent platform to showcase […]

iDEM will be presented at the DELITE  2024 workshop at the Joint International Conference on Computational Linguistics, Language Resources and Evaluation
iDEM will be presented at the DELITE  2024 workshop at the Joint International Conference on Computational Linguistics, Language Resources and Evaluation

15/04/2024

«The iDEM Project: Addressing Linguistic Barriers in Deliberative Processes» at @LRECCOLING024_DELITE2024 The First Workshop on Language-driven Deliberation Technology, Torino Italy, May 20, 2024. The iDEM project is thrilled to announce its participation in the upcoming International conference on Computational Linguistics, Language Resources, and Evaluation. Set to take place the 20th May, This presents a remarkable […]

More accessible information for a more inclusive democracy, with the help of AI: the goal of a new European project led by UPF
More accessible information for a more inclusive democracy, with the help of AI: the goal of a new European project led by UPF

03/04/2024

The European project iDEM will create AI tools that simplify and make information more understandable for participating in democratic debate, targeting people with communication difficulties or intellectual disabilities. UPF has joined a further 10 European partners to carry out the project, including universities, institutions, social entities and technology companies. In Catalonia, two such organizations are […]