Ghost Work prominently features Amara On Demand (AOD) as a promising and alternative path for crowdwork.
If you haven't seen this PSA that focuses on violence against women, which aired during the superbowl, it's worth watching. Eme de Mujer, a website of the largest Uruguayan daily newspaper El País, shared the PSA (with Spanish subtitles) in this recent post. At Amara, it always excites us to see videos, such as this, … Continue reading A Powerful Superbowl Ad in Spanish – Subtitles in the Wild
Do you agree with @Yasmatin? If so, how can we make Amara (look) easier? See the full conversation on Twitter.
If you're in NYC tomorrow afternoon, a member of the Amara team will be joining a discussion panel at 3:30 pm, at the NYU event Translation-Machination. This event explores the changing circumstances of linguistic exchange and considers the implications of translation as a language technology from a media theoretical perspective. It's a free event and … Continue reading NYC Event Tomorrow: Translation-Machination (Feb 27, 2015)
Most orgs did 2014 wrap ups in the first week of January, but that gets a little overwhelming. We’re doing ours fashionably late instead – please enjoy! Accessibility volunteers, making a difference for others In 2014, we learned about reddit.com/r/CaptionPlease, an amazing community of accessibility-minded folks who caption short videos for anyone who requests them. … Continue reading Amara Newsletter (Feb ’15): A Fashionably Late 2014 Recap
Satoshi Kon, acclaimed director, animator, screenplay writer, and manga artist, made an impact on filmmakers around the world. In this video, YouTube channel Every Frame a Painting, dissects some of the unique techniques and ideas that Kon pioneered. The video also reviews specific points of influence Kon had in other filmmakers' films. Daily News Agency, … Continue reading Every Frame a Painting & Satoshi Kon – Subtitles in the Wild
Late last year, at the United Nations, Emma Watson gave an impassioned speech about the launch of HeForShe, a project she's spearheading along with UN Women. HeForShe calls for everyone to stand behind the concept of gender equality as a human rights issue. Womany.net recently featured the Watson speech in a blog post and the … Continue reading Womany.net & Emma Watson – Subtitles in the Wild
Here's an impressive example of someone stepping up, advocating for what is right, and then following through in a major way. Tyler Oakley, a relatively popular YouTube creator who is best known for LGBT advocacy, posted this video a few days ago – you really have to watch:
In 2014, we focused on developing the Amara platform (making it faster and even more user friendly), building partnerships, and gaining long-term sustainability. In 2015, in addition to continuing this work, we also want to foster greater connections amongst online translation and accessibility communities. We're starting with this new sub-blog: Community, Accessibility & Translation (aka … Continue reading Amara Blog Redesign & Intro of CAT
Curious about how effective your crowd translations are? Wondering about your top languages or the diversity of your team? Amara's enterprise teams, will now show you all the answers. The new stats graphs can be found on the Activities tab of your team.