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Thursday, March 28, 2024

iRead4Skills Shines in Oxford: Literacy Support Innovations Showcased at International Conference

At a landmark event for the academic community and education professionals, the 10th International Conference of New Findings in Humanities and Social Sciences, held at Lady Margaret Hall, University of Oxford, was highlighted by the announcement of two significant works developed within the iRead4Skills project.

Ricardo Monteiro and Michell Moutinho, researchers from NOVA FCSH – CLUNL, presented the study titled “Textual Complexity Descriptors for Low Literacy Adults: A New Set Created for the iRead4Skills Project”. This work represents a significant step in making literacy support more accessible and effective for adults with low literacy, leveraging the innovative work carried out through the iRead4Skills project.

In an equally highlighted moment of the conference, Maria Leonor Reis, also a researcher at iRead4Skills (NOVA FCSH – CLUNL), presented the paper “Towards Intelligent Literacy Support: Building the iRead4Skills European Portuguese Corpus”. The presentation marks a significant milestone in the journey to enhance literacy support through technology.

Both works demonstrate the iRead4Skills project’s commitment to leading by example in integrating technology into literacy support, highlighting the crucial role of educational research and innovation. The iRead4Skills team extends a special thank you to the conference’s Scientific Committee for recognizing the importance of their work and providing the platform to share their findings.

These advancements are a testament to the iRead4Skills team’s ongoing effort to make education more inclusive and accessible to all.

Disclaimer: Views and opinions expressed are however those of the author(s) only and do not necessarily reflect those of the European Union or the European Research Executive Agency. Neither the European Union nor the granting authority can be held responsible for them.

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