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Amplifying Voices of Change

Our newest initiative is all about amplifying today’s critical voices of change, who are leading us toward a more equitable, sustainable and accessible world. To start with, we’re focusing on increasing participation in the upcoming US elections. In the US, despite at least 350 languages being actively spoken, most information about voting is only available … Continue reading Amplifying Voices of Change

Start Your Amara Community: A Powerful Alternative to YouTube Community Contributions

We are excited to announce our newest offering, Amara Community. With Youtube Community Contributions scheduled to retire on September 28, 2020, Amara Community is a powerful alternative for Youtube creators.  Since 2010, Amara has been a project of the Participatory Culture Foundation, a non-profit organization dedicated to creating technologies, services, and communities that ensure a … Continue reading Start Your Amara Community: A Powerful Alternative to YouTube Community Contributions

Build an Engaged Community on Amara

Reach a broader audience online through the power of subtitles! Inviting your fans to become contributors not only helps you to reach new audiences; it also gives you an opportunity to build a real connection with your most engaged community. Welcome your contributors to your own Amara Community: a controlled workspace where you can add … Continue reading Build an Engaged Community on Amara

US Immigrants Face Voting Barriers – We Need Your Help

According to the American Bar Association, in the US, low voter turnout among immigrant and minority populations is structural and sometimes deliberate. One major factor they cite: lack of translated voting materials. To address this, we’re translating How to Vote in Every State – an amazing video series that is currently only available in English. … Continue reading US Immigrants Face Voting Barriers – We Need Your Help

Leading the Way in Accessibility

Amara’s mission is to foster collaboration and inclusion across the globe by enabling people to bridge language and accessibility barriers through online video content. Since 2010, Amara has been making video content more accessible through subtitles for Deaf and Hard of Hearing audiences, as well as through translations into over 300 languages. As part of … Continue reading Leading the Way in Accessibility

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Tedaga language now supported on Amara

We are proud to announce that Amara supports the Tedaga language!Supporting new languages on Amara helps strengthen their status on the global stage, and encourages its speakers to translate media into their language for local language communities to enjoy. We encourage members of our community to suggest additional languages to further our efforts. If you … Continue reading Tedaga language now supported on Amara