'Clustered' European projects for people with autism
The FIRST project is one of a number of projects funded by the European Community’s Seventh Framework Programme (FP7, 2007-2013) to create technological solutions for the education and inclusion of marginalised people in Europe. The European Community 'clusters' related projects together so they can benefit from sharing knowledge and avoid duplication in their work.
The FIRST project is clustered with the ASC-Inclusion project; which is creating interactive software to help children with autism understand and express emotions through facial expressions, tone-of-voice and body gestures.
Other text simplification projects
The Simplext project, based in Spain is is developing a product to simplify texts into a format that is easier for a broad range of people (including people with cognitive disabilities) to read.