University of Wolverhampton News – New technology to improve understanding for people with autism

Innovative new technology is being developed by researchers to help people with autism read and understand text better.

Figurative language, irony, sarcasm and phrases that may have more than one meaning are among the many challenges for those with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD), leading to lower educational achievements.

New web tool AUTOR relies on eye tracking technology to measure the accessibility of texts and pinpoint particular areas of difficulty in the text. It is being developed by the University of Wolverhampton’s Research Institute of Information and Language Processing (RIILP).

Read more via the University of Wolverhampton website here.