WebSci 2020 conference had a special workshop on Digital (In)Equality, Digital Inclusion, Digital Humanism and we were able to present our work related to “ Multilingual Symbolic Support for Low Levels of Literacy on the Web“
Alan Turing Institute AI and Inclusion pilot project included work related to our linking of symbol sets and there were some interesting questions at the end of the presentation that provided a chance to explain some of the issues that have been arising as well as the positives!
The YouTube video has no captions, so I have added a transcript thanks to Otter.ai
WebSci workshop Transcript
United Nations OCHA, OpenMoji and Guemil symbols
Global Symbols now has the
OpenMoji symbol set, which comes with an open licence and has been developed by “50+ students and 2 professors of the HfG Schwäbisch Gmünd (Design University) and external contributers”.
Guemil icons come from UC School of Design, Santiago, Chile and are “an open source pictogram initiative, aimed at representing situations of risk and emergency”
Finally, we added the 376
UN OCHA Humanitarian Icons which have a range of emergency images
All these icons or symbols have been developed for informational purposes and at the moment are on the website in English only.