All it takes is a few multi-lingual viewers to get a translation program started and momentum can be built from there.
February 21st is International Mother Language Day! This day marks the anniversary of when the people of Bangladesh (then East Pakistan) protested for the recognition of their mother Language, Bangla. For over 20 years, it has been a worldwide celebration promoting multilingualism and language preservation. International Mother Language Day is also an opportunity to acknowledge the … Continue reading International Mother Language Day 2022
People all around the world need access to online video through subtitles. Linguists of many skill levels are needed to create a more accessible media ecosystem.
We are excited to announce our newest offering, Amara Community. With Youtube Community Contributions scheduled to retire on September 28, 2020, Amara Community is a powerful alternative for Youtube creators. Since 2010, Amara has been a project of the Participatory Culture Foundation, a non-profit organization dedicated to creating technologies, services, and communities that ensure a … Continue reading Start Your Amara Community: A Powerful Alternative to YouTube Community Contributions
This month we’re honoring Taylor Ma for her role in translating DO-IT videos into Chinese. Thanks for all your work Taylor! Why I started to subtitle: I became a volunteer with DO-IT to practice my translations skills and I tried to find an area I would be interested in. So I browsed through the introduction … Continue reading May Volunteer of the Month – Taylor Ma
This month we’re honoring Francesca Pace, who is a valued member of the CalAcademy volunteer translator community. Thank you for all that you do Francesca! Why I started to subtitle: I started subtitling videos almost by chance: I am a biologist and a teacher, so I like to work in the field of scientific translations. … Continue reading April Volunteer of the Month!