Happy International Translation Day! Every year, Amara looks for different ways to thank and celebrate the translators and interpreters around the globe for the work they do in making it possible to connect people and nations of the world together.

This year, we’d like to help everyone thank the translators in their lives by offering free downloadable social media cards that anyone can use to share on their favorite social networks!

Twitter

Download full size | 16:9 aspect ratio, 1200 x 675

Twitter images can be made accessible for the visually impaired, so of course we recommend that you fill in the alternative text “ALT” description when you tweet the image! Here are the official instructions from Twitter. It’s pretty straightforward once you have uploaded the image to Twitter, they ask you if you want to add the ALT text. Be aware, once you have entered it, you can’t edit, so check for grammatical errors and typos before you publish!

Facebook

Download full size | 1:1 aspect ratio, 1200 x 1200

Facebook also supports ALT descriptions for the visually impaired. You can check out the official Facebook image accessibility instructions here, and is something that should be included if your audiences include anyone who needs these descriptions.

Instagram

Download full size | 1:1 aspect ratio, 1200 x 1200

Instagram also uses the square format, like Facebook. To make the image accessible, use Instagram’s instructions on how to add alternative text.

Pinterest

You can pin this from our blog or download for additional uses where needed!

A thank you card with a hand propping up a globe that says 'Happy International Translation Day' and 'Thank you for bridging the language divide'.

Download full size | 2:3 aspect ratio, 600 x 900

Wherever this image is hosted, the ALT descriptions should describe the image only, such as “A thank you card with a hand propping up a globe that says ‘Happy International Translation Day’ and ‘Thank you for bridging the language divide’.” That’s what we have used here in this article, so if you’re pinning this to Pinterest, the work has been done for you!

LinkedIn

A thank you card with a hand propping up a globe that says 'Happy International Translation Day' and 'Thank you for bridging the language divide'.

Download full size | 1:1 aspect ratio, for desktop, 1200 x 1200
Download full size | 1.91:1 aspect ratio, for mobile, 1200 x 628

LinkedIn has two options; the 1200×1200 square version is great for desktop, but a 1.91:1 aspect ratio is optimized for mobile, where many people are using LinkedIn. It’s up to you which one you want to use!

ALT text shows up when an image cannot be seen by someone with a visual impairment, so it should be used for describing the picture of the ALT text. Here are LinkedIn instructions on how to use alternative text to make this image accessible.

WordPress

A thank you card with a hand propping up a globe that says 'Happy International Translation Day' and 'Thank you for bridging the language divide'.

Download full size | 2:1 aspect ratio, 1200 x 600

This image was created as a featured image for WordPress. Now you can work on writing a blog post without having to spend additional time creating an image to go with it. And of course, here are the instructions on how to make WordPress images accessible by editing the ALT text.

If it’s more convenient, you can always use our posts to reshare with your own personalized message on social media. We’re on Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn, so please join our communities there! Thanks for visiting and the Amara team wishes you a happy International Translation Day!

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