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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
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    InstitutionUMMS - School of Medicine
    DepartmentFamily Medicine and Community Health

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    Bradford College, Bradford, MA, United StatesBAHuman Studies & Psychology
    Northeastern University, Boston, MA, United StatesMSApplied Behavior Analysis

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       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: Literature & Spanish Language
         Center for International Studies, Toledo, Spain
           • Graduate of the Spanish Studies Program of the Ortega y Gasset Foundation
    Current Appointments
           • INDEX Program, Eunice Kennedy Shriver Center
           • INDEX Technical Services, Eunice Kennedy Shriver Center                           
         Director of Technology (Assistive Technology, Information/Dissemination, Online Learning)
           • Association of University Centers on Disabilities (AUCD)
           • Interdisciplinary Technical Assistance Center (ITAC) on Autism and Developmental Disabilities
           • University Center for Excellence in Developmental Disabilities (UCEDD)
           • Disabilities Interstitial, University of Massachusetts Medical School
           • Leadership Education in Neurodevelopmental & Related Disabilities (LEND) Graduate Program
           • Department of Family Medicine & Community Health
         Invited Expert, World Wide Web Consortium
           • Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) Working Group
           • Cognitive and Learning Disabilities Accessibility Task Force
           • Low Vision Accessibility Task Force
           • Accessibility Experience (AX) Working Group, Blackboard Partnership Program
           • Board of Directors, American Association on Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities,      Massachusetts Chapter
           • Boston Accessibility Group (Co-Founder, International-Conference Organizer, Presenter)
           • Management Team, University Center for Excellence in Developmental Disabilities (UCEDD), Eunice Kennedy Shriver Center
           • International Association of Accessibility Professionals
           • Visually Impaired and Blind User Group (VIBUG)
           • Licensed Applied Behavior Analyst
    Professional and Research Interests
           • Information and communications technology (ICT) accessibility for people with disabilities
           • ICT accessibility for people with cognitive disabilities, e.g., autism & intellectual disability
           • Instructional design of online courses and learning-management systems
           • Improving the use of digital technology by people with autism & intellectual disability
           • Application of information technology in human services
    Provider of Technology Services for Medical-School Managed Projects
         INDEX Program
           • Information & Referral for People with Disabilities in Massachusetts
           • Autism Insurance Resource Center
           • Massachusetts Network of Information Providers (MNIP)
           • Application Development (Web, Database, Mobile) for People with Disabilities
           • E-learning Development Accessible to People with Disabilities
         Mass Health Accessibility and Universal Readability
           • MassHealth Web Site
         Massachusetts Child & Adolescent Needs and Strengths (CANS)
           • CANS Training & Certification
         Massachusetts Aging and Disabilities Information Locator
           • MADIL Web Site
         Massachusetts Patient-Centered Medical Home Initiative (PCMHI)
           • Online Courses for Primary-Care Physician Practices
         Massachusetts Balancing Incentive Program (Long Term Services & Supports)
           • Mass Options Web Site
         One Care: MassHealth plus Medicare (Long Term Services & Supports)
           • Online Courses and Webinars for Primary-Care Professional Staff
         Pennsylvania Office of Developmental Programs
           • My ODP Learning Management System
         Invited Presentations

    Recent Invited Presentations
    • Text Simplification and User Experience
       18th International Conference on Human-Computer Interaction
       The Westin Harbour Castle Hotel, Toronto, Canada, 2016.
    • Automated Web Text Simplification: Pilot Study & IBM Watson Supercomputer
       Cognitive & Learning Disabilities Accessibility Task Force, W3C
       British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC), London, England, 2015.
    • Cognitive Web Accessibility and Automated Text Simplification
       Tech Supports for Cognition and Learning: Everyday Apps and Emerging    Trends
       Mercy College Campus, Dobbs Ferry, NY, 2017.
    • Cognitive Web Accessibility: W3C Task Force & Future Research
       30th Annual International Technology and Persons with Disabilities Conference
       California State University, Northridge, San Diego, CA, 2015.
    • Work to Establish Cognitive Web Accessibility Guidelines by the World Wide Web
       Consortium & by the University of Massachusetts Medical School
       Coleman Institute for Cognitive Disabilities, University of Colorado, Boulder, CO, 2014.
    • Using Technology to Enhance Teaching, Learning, and Building a Community
       Using Technology to Meet Special Needs at College and Beyond Special Interest
       Group, University Business Technology / Vanishing Boundaries-Emerging
       Opportunities Conference, Orlando, FL, 2013.
    • First Interdisciplinary Workshop on Robot-Mediated Behavior Intervention
       UMASS Lowell, New England Robotics Experimentation and Validation Center
       Lowell, MA, 2017.
    • Automated ICT Text Simplification for People with Cognitive Disabilities
       Boston Accessibility Group, IBM Innovation Center, Cambridge, MA, 2015.
    • Task Force on Higher Education for Students with Intellectual Disability and
       Autism Spectrum Disorder,
       Massachusetts Joint Committee on Higher Education, Worcester, MA, 2014.
    • Developing Online Courses & a Delivery Platform for People with Cognitive Disabilities
       Boston Accessibility Group, Microsoft NERD Center, Cambridge, MA, 2012.
    • Technology Development & Information and Referral for People with Disabilities
       University of Massachusetts Medical School, Waltham, MA, 2012.

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    1. Shojaeizadeh, M., Djamasbi, S., Chen, P., & Rochford, J. Springer International Publishing. Text Simplification and Pupillometry: An Exploratory Study. 23rd Americas Conference on Information Systems. Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. 2017.
    2. Djamasbi, S., Shojaeizadeh, M., Chen, P., and Rochford J. Text Simplification and Generation Y: An Eye Tracking Study. Fifteenth Annual International Conference on Information Systems; Human-Computer Interaction; Management of Information Systems. Dublin, Ireland. 2016.
    3. Djamasbi, S., Rochford, J., DaBoll-Lavoie, A., Greff, T., Lally, J., & McAvoy, K. Text Simplification and User Experience. 18th International Conference on Human-Computer Interaction. Toronto, Ontario, Canada. 2016.
    4. Shojaeizadeh, M., Djamasbi, S., Rochford, J. Text Simplification and Eye Tracking. Technology Research, Education, and Opinion (TREO) Talk; Proceedings of the Americas Conference on Information Systems (AMCIS). San Diego, California, USA. 2016.
    5. Rochford, J., Chen, P., Wu, F., Djamasbi, S., Shojaeizadeh, M., Fay, P. . Automatic Information and Communications Technologies (ICT) Text Simplification for People with Cognitive Disabilities: Update. Eighth Annual Boston Accessibility Conference. Cambridge, Massachusetts, USA. 2016.
    6. 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. Toronto, Ontario, Canada. 2016.
    7. Ping, C., Rochford, J., Kennedy, D., Djamasbi, S., Fay, P., Scott, W. Automatic Text Simplification for People with Intellectual Disabilities. International Conference on Artificial Intelligence Science and Technology (AIST). Shanghai, China. 2016.
    8. Wang, T., Chen, P., Rochford, J., & Qiang, J. Text Simplification Using Neural Machine Translation: Association for the Advancement of Artificial Intelligence (AAAI); Thirtieth AAAI Conference on Artificial Intelligence. Phoenix, Arizona, USA. 2016.
    9. Rochford, J., Chen, P., & Wang, T. Automatic Information and Communication Technologies (ICT) Text Simplification for People with Cognitive Disabilities. Sixth Annual Boston Accessibility Conference. Cambridge, Massachusetts, USA. 2015.
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