We would like to take the opportunity to delve further into what it means to create accessibility for online video in the age of automatically generated captioning.
What is Amplifying Voices? Our newest initiative is all about amplifying today’s critical voices that are leading us toward a more equitable, sustainable and accessible world. Currently, our efforts are focused on the US election, with its global implications. We are translating election materials for the most difficult states to vote in. Here is why we … Continue reading Get Involved in Amplifying Voices!
These first six states listed below are considered the hardest to vote in, which is why we've translated how to videos – click a state to watch: MississippiMissouriSouth CarolinaConnecticutTennesseeTexasGeorgia More Info + Get Involved Need a specific language? Leave a comment and we'll try to help!Get involved – help translate and/or share on social media.Learn … Continue reading How to Vote in Mississippi, Missouri, & South Carolina for 2020 [translated]
Video content is great at piquing audience attention, creating shareable social media content, and providing some variety in your online presence. Making videos accessible has been Amara's mission since it was first created by the Participatory Culture Foundation. As we spend more time online in our personal and professional lives, accessibility has become a prevalent … Continue reading The Future of Video Accessibility
Amplifying Voices - How to Vote in Mississippi Last week we discussed issues immigrant communities in the United States face when trying to cast their vote. While systematic issues have hindered voting before, the emergence of COVID-19 has presented additional challenges to ensuring equal access to voting.In an effort to help address low voter turnout … Continue reading Amplifying Voices – How to Vote in Mississippi
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
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