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gender bias article
2022-05-27
by devasmita.ghosh@capstan.be

New research using AI on a corpus of 3.000 books reveals a 4:1 male-female literary imbalance

by Pisana Ferrari – Branding and Social Media Manager Despite progress in recent decades, gender disparity still affects many aspects of economic, social and cultural life. Two researchers at the Information Sciences Institute of the University of Southern California have used AI to uncover a very substantial gender disparity, with a 4:1 male-female imbalance, also …

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2022-05-04
by admin

The surge of sign languages on screen is a sign of better representation for the Deaf community. Or is it?

by Pisana Ferrari – Branding and Social Media Manager “CODA”, the winner of the 2022 Oscar for “Best picture”, is one of a number of recent films about the Deaf community (1) (2). It tells the story of a hearing daughter in a Deaf family (“CODA” stands for “ Child Of Deaf Adults”), who helps …

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2022-04-25
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The gradual rise of gender-neutral pronouns in Hong Kong and mainland China

by Pisana Ferrari – cApStAn Ambassador to the Global Village Around the world people who do not identify as male or female are increasingly using gender-neutral pronouns. Many have taken to adding these in their e-mail signatures and social media profiles, and pronoun badges are also becoming popular in companies, schools and universities. Some languages …

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2022-04-20
by admin

COVIDLatino, a project to disseminate critical, timely, culturally sensitive, entertaining and relatable COVID-19 information for minority communities

by Pisana Ferrari – cApStAn Ambassador to the Global Village Never before has translation been as important as during the coronavirus pandemic. Understanding relevant medical terms is vital at all times but all the more so during a global health crisis, where compliance to containment measures is critical in order to protect individuals and the …

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Test-Assessment-and-Surveys
2022-04-12
by admin

Comparability of certain notions, and perception of ethnicity in particular, across EU countries

Recently, Steve Dept, cApStAn’s founding partner and director of strategic partnerships was interviewed by Margaux LUCAS-NOWACKI, PhD student in political sciences, University of Strasbourg. The session was very informative and we thought of sharing the questions and answers with everyone in the survey localisation space. Could you describe the whole process of translating a survey …

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OSCARS
2022-03-30
by admin

The Academy Awards have long been criticized for lack of representation but the 2022 edition was a celebration of diversity

by Pisana Ferrari – cApStAn Ambassador to the Global Village The “Best film” Oscar was won by “Coda”, a film about a hearing daughter in a deaf family who helps her family’s business while pursuing her own aspiration of becoming a singer. The film has a cast of largely deaf actors. At the Awards ceremony …

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Are we overlooking an important source of diversity in the workplace, i.e. age?
2022-03-28
by admin

Are we overlooking an important source of diversity in the workplace, i.e. age?

by Pisana Ferrari – cApStAn Ambassador to the Global Village According to a recent study titled “Harnessing the power of age diversity”, published in the Harvard Business Review, while companies have in recent times renewed their diversity efforts, only a tiny percentage include age as part of their DEI strategy. This is a missed opportunity: …

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ATP 2022 cApStAn
2022-03-26
by admin

Great to be present on site at the ATP Innovations in Testing conference, the world’s leading event in the testing industry

by Pisana Ferrari – cApStAn Ambassador to the Global Village Steve Dept, cApStAn Founding Partner, and Musab Hayatli, Managing Director of the Philadelphia office, were thrilled to be in Orlando at this year’s ATP Innovations in Testing conference, the world’s leading event in the testing industry. The event had over 1,200 delegates combined between in-person …

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Physicians, patient advocates and volunteers launch an online campaign for more “medical” emoji to approved by UNICODE
2022-03-18
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Physicians, patient advocates and volunteers launch an online campaign for more “medical” emoji to approved by UNICODE

by Pisana Ferrari – cApStAn Ambassador to the Global Village New candidates for UNICODE approval A number of medical emoji have been approved in past years and are available on most user keyboards. These include emoji for the brain, heart and lungs, for syringes, X-rays, pills, thermometers, stethoscopes and adhesive bandages. A broader variety of …

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ATP 2022
2022-03-15
by admin

2022 ATP Innovations in Testing Conference

The ATP Innovations in Testing 2022 Conference is almost here and we’re excited to be there! We are looking forward to presenting at the conference with some of our industry colleagues on the following topics: You Can Do Better Than Comply with the Standards: A Collaborative Cross-check of your DEI-BR Processes Speakers: Christine Mills, Kelly …

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birthing people
2022-02-20
by admin

Replacing “mothers” with “birthing people”: is inclusive language around female reproduction going too far?

by Pisana Ferrari – cApStAn Ambassador to the Global Village Changes to the language The study provides many concrete examples of desexed terms in a dedicated table. These include replacing “woman” and “women” with “person”, “people” or “families” and the words “mother” and “mothers” being replaced with “parent”, “parents”, “family” or “families”. Sometimes “additive language” …

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2022-01-10
by savita.gauchan

Developing Equitable and Fair Learning Products: A Discussion of Ethical AI in EdTech at the ATP EdTech and Computational Psychometrics Summit

by Pisana Ferrari – cApStAn Ambassador to the Global Village The 2021 edition of the ATP EdTech and Computational Psychometrics Summit (ECPS) took place virtually on December 8th and 9th, 2021. On December 8, in the course of a session titled “Developing Equitable and Fair Learning Products: A Discussion of Ethical AI in EdTech”, leaders …

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