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    John Rochford MS

    InstitutionUniversity of Massachusetts Medical School
    DepartmentFamily Medicine and Community Health
    AddressEunice Kennedy Shriver Center
    465 Medford Street, Suite 500
    Charlestown MA 02129

        Academic Background

        • Northeastern University: Master of Science
          • Major: Applied Behavior Analysis
          • Minor - Transition & Systems Change
        • Bradford College, Bachelor of Arts
          • Major: Human Studies/Psychology
          • Minors: Spanish & Literature
        • Center for International Studies, Toledo, Spain
          • Graduate of the Spanish Studies Program of the Ortega y Gasset Foundation

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        Professional and Research Interests

        • Information and communications technology (ICT) accessibility for people with disabilities
        • ICT accessibility for people with cognitive disabilities, especially intellectual disabilities
        • Instructional design of online courses and learning-management systems
        • Improving the use of technology by people with intellectual disabilities
        • Application of information technology in human services

        Provider of Technology Services for Medical-School Managed Projects

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        1. Djamasbi, S., Rochford, J., DaBoll-Lavoie, A., Greff, T., Lally, J., & McAvoy, K. Text Simplification and User Experience. Foundations of Augmented Cognition: Neuroergonomics and Operational Neuroscience. 2016.
        2. Wang, T., Chen, P., Rochford, J., & Qiang, J. . Text Simplification Using Neural Machine Translation. Thirtieth AAAI Conference on Artificial Intelligence (AAAI-16). Phoenix: AAAI. 2016.
        3. Rochford, J., Chen, P., & Wang, T. Automated ICT Text Simplification for People with Cognitive Disabilities. 2015.
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