Subtitles vs. Captions: What’s the Difference?

Whether you need to understand a quiet speaker, to catch a verbal “Easter egg” in a cult film, or discern speech with an unfamiliar accent, closed captioning and subtitles are your friend while watching videos. We talked recently about the rich and storied history of subtitles; from operatic tradition to Weird Al music videos, subtitles … Continue reading Subtitles vs. Captions: What’s the Difference?

New to Amara: Mirandese and Nhengatu

Two new subtitle languages are now supported on Amara: Mirandese from Portugal and Nhengatu from Brazil. We are happy to share more about these languages!   Mirandese (mwl) Mirandese is part of the Indo-European language family and it is spoken in the Northeast population of Portugal. It is a co-official language of the town Miranda do … Continue reading New to Amara: Mirandese and Nhengatu

Video: Mary L. Gray Speaks About the New Book “Ghost Work”

Since the publication of Mary L. Gray and Siddharth Suri’s book Ghost Work: How to Stop Silicon Valley from Building a New Global Underclass, readers from around the world have been able to learn more about Amara On Demand (AOD), a sustainability program of the Participatory Culture Foundation (PCF). Through discussions with AOD linguists, the … Continue reading Video: Mary L. Gray Speaks About the New Book “Ghost Work”