Communication is an essential requirement for social participation. Digital transformation and the ongoing pandemic have increased the digital divide with respect to access to information and communication for persons with disabilities. The aim of the proposed flagship is to develop ICT that provide access services for these target groups. This is done by radically changing the production workflows: A human-assisted machine scenario is targeted for processes that have hitherto been entirely human-based, and previously semi-automatic processes will be fully automated.
The flagship targets five applications:
- text simplification
- sign language translation
- sign language assessment
- audio description
- spoken subtitles
Each application constitutes its own subproject, while tight connections between the subprojects exist through shared technologies.
The flagship creates both economic and social value. Its consortium unites the primary stakeholders in the field of inclusive ICTs in Switzerland.
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09 August 2023
Innosuisse Flagship IICT:
Discover the project in video
Within their Flagship Initiative, the Swiss innovation agency (Innosuisse) has launched a four-year project called "Inclusive Information and Communication Technologies" (IICT). SWISS TXT collaborates as a major implementation partner. Discover more about this research project in our video.
21 June 2023
Three questions to the project partners of IICT
The Swiss Innovation Agency (Innosuisse) has approved a major four-year project entitled "Inclusive Information and Communication Technologies" (IICT) as part of its new Flagship Initiative. We have asked three questions to partners of the project.
23 November 2022
SWISS TXT as an implementation partner for Innosuisse IICT
The Swiss Innovation Agency (Innosuisse) has approved a major four-year project entitled "Inclusive Information and Communication Technologies" (IICT) as part of its new Flagship Initiative. SWISS TXT is involved as an implementation partner. We asked Gion Linder two questions about this project.