John Rochford

Director, Software Engineer, and Public Speaker in Worcester, MA

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My Passion

I help make the web usable by people with disabilities. I focus on people with intellectual disabilities and/or autism. I research and develop artificial intelligence (AI) powered web text simplification on a mass scale. Easy-to-understand text is great for people with cognitive disabilities, non-native language speakers, people with low literacy, seniors, and really everyone.

My Dream

Make web text so simple we understand it the first time we read it. (See EasyText.AI.)

My Positions

Director, INDEX Program, Eunice Kennedy Shriver Center, University of Massachusetts Medical School

Faculty, Family Medicine & Community Health, University of Massachusetts Medical School (See Faculty Profile.)

Invited Expert, Worldwide Web Consortium

Member, American Expert Speaker Program, U.S. Department of State

My Work

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  • Work
    • UMass Medical School
  • Education
    • Northeastern University