EZCOVID19 Information Page

COVID Info Made Easy

We are making COVID-19 info easy to understand by every country’s huge population of people with cognitive disabilities, low literacy, non-native language speakers, the Deaf, and seniors.

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COVID19 simplification

We Need Your Help!

Our goal is to make COVID-19 terms clear and accessible to all. We need volunteers to help provide plain language terms. Then, our EasyText AI (artificial intelligence tool) can simplify language using machine learning. For example, “quarantine” could be simplified to “stay at home.” Simplifying the terms will allow us to take complex information about COVID-19 from State websites and make accessible versions on our site for everyone.

Our Project

The INDEX program of the Shriver Center launched a worldwide effort to provide easy-to-understand COVID-19 language that is usable and accessible to people with disabilities and non-native languages. We will provide easy-to-understand COVID-19 information. Info will be accessible to people with disabilities. Non-native language speakers can use the info. A crowdsourcing app helps machine learning software make complex sentences simple. The machine needs humans to give it simple sentences. Then, it can learn how to simplify COVID-19 info more easily.

Our Website

Our website is designed to simplify COVID-19 info. We want COVID-19 info to be more accessible to people with disabilities and ESL learners. We want people to know where to get vaccines and testing for COVID-19. We are starting with info for Massachusetts. We will be adding other states and US information. We will be adding other countries.  This information will help the whole world be safer and healthier.

Information about COVID-19 in Massachusetts

More information about COVID-19 in the state of Massachusetts and where to get tested and vaccinated.

Our Funders

Microsoft ai for better health
Massachusetts Life Sciences Center

Our Sponsors and Contributors

Umass Medical School Unice Kennedy Shriver Center
Open Access Technologies
Fizz Studio
Global Symbols