Amara Blog Redesign & Intro of CAT

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

Amara’s site performance increases dramatically!

Amara users have probably noticed some serious speed improvements over the past month.   Average page load time has been halved, and some specific pages have seen even more dramatic improvements.  Today we've deployed another set of changes which mainly affect the video pages. Here's a quick summary of the features and fixes added to Amara … Continue reading Amara’s site performance increases dramatically!

Amazon shoppers: Here’s an easy way to help Amara

Amara has come a long way in the past 4 years, growing from a humble prototype into a powerful open platform! Today, Amara is used by millions to create, share, and view captions and subtitles — making it possible for more people to engage, participate, and benefit from all of the amazing content online. Developed … Continue reading Amazon shoppers: Here’s an easy way to help Amara

Translating the Impact of Nuclear Disasters

When the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear catastrophe occurred in March 2011, many people looked for a precedent that could give them an understanding of what this tragedy might mean in the long run. They soon found one - this year marks the 25th Anniversary of the Chernobyl disaster. Since March, the Universal Subtitles community has been … Continue reading Translating the Impact of Nuclear Disasters

Using Universal Subtitles To Track Libyan Conflict

The Libyan conflict has made international headlines this year and the Universal Subtitles community has absolutely taken notice. Our great volunteers have been translating videos into multiple languages, and Universal Subtitles is now being used as a medium through which world news can be shared with everyone. This particular video is extremely popular among people … Continue reading Using Universal Subtitles To Track Libyan Conflict