We can’t believe it’s almost been one month since International Translation Day!  It was amazing to hear from so many people around the globe about how subtitles have impacted their lives, and as one last ITD2016 hurrah, we’ve collected our favorite quotes from each story and listed them below.  Or if you’d like, take a look each story in it’s entirety, here!

“Translation has become one of the best things I do in my life.” – Ghalia Turki, Damascus, Syria

“To keep it simple, subtitling is helping me to fulfill an old ideal. Imparting knowledge to people all around the world, whenever and wherever they are. :)” – Andre Kilton Peixoto

“I wish that my contribution to subtitling, captioning and translation helps to make Degrowth and Sustainable Consumption more accessible to people who wish and desire to live a good life.” – Robert Orzanna

“I enjoy making content available to Portuguese speaking people. It is an honour for me to contribute with some subtitles. They have changed my life for the better.”
Cláudia Anjos Lopes, Portugal

“Translations have made a great impact ever since I was at my elementary school.”
Aji, Indonesia

Subtitles are essential for the preservation of languages and culture” – Riccardo Barbieri, Milan

As for the great cause of having videos to be translated/ subtitled, indeed it is very useful, especially for kids, specifically in my country, most kids don’t really understand English very well” Lanny

“[I collaborated with] a disability community in Seattle called ‘Rooted in Rights’ to create 2 disability advocacy clips with English captions and Japanese translations/captions.” Misuki Hsu

“I believe that sharing is caring, so when you come across useful and valuable materials it’s much better to make it available to all those around you” – Riyad Almubarak

“I translated a movie which is a Korean drama. I translate it Korean to Turkish. And a few days later, I saw my subtitle on Korean Facebook fan pages.” – Anonymous

“I’m a 17-year-old high school student from Turkey and a TED talks addicted volunteer translator.”  – Laura Messner, Turkey

“…around 500 translations and reviews have come out of my keyboard. But the thing that is more important than that number is the numerous ideas I’ve given a Croatian voice to..”
– Ivan S, Croatia

It has been over a year since my experience in translating and subtitling started. I’m very grateful to Amara and TED for this year of enriching experiences” Cesar Incio, Peru

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