Launch of Open Translation Initiative & Joining Amara.org Global Volunteer Community Platform

Posted by | May 02, 2013
  • Journal: afrolatinoproject.org

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(MAY 2, 2013) – The Afrolatin@ Project is pleased to announce the launch of our Open Translation    Initiative and our addition to Amara.org Global Volunteer Community platform.

The  Afrolatin@ Project Open Translation Initiative  is a crowd-sourced participatory tool that allows you to join our team  and become part of our efforts to raise awareness about the nearly 200  million Afrolatin@’s throughout the U.S., the Caribbean and the  Americas. With this launch our goal is to break down language barriers  and make this important information accessible to the widest audience  possible in as many languages as possible; our videos can be translated  into more than 40 languages including, French, Russian, German,  Japanese, Kreyol, Hindi and others. Anyone can join the team and contribute a complete or partial translation in just 3 easy steps. Its easy: if you speak Spanish or English and just about any other language, you can help us! Even if you are not  fluent in Spanish or English, give it a try! You can brush up on your  language skills while learning about the Afrolatin@ experience. Don’t  worry about being perfect, we’ll make sure it’s accurate.

The  Open Translation Initiative is launching with 60+ videos ready for  translation,  with 25+ videos already transcribed, subtitled  and ready to be translated.   We also welcome and will consider other relevant videos that you think should be translated.

Here is out it works: Go to http://about.amara.org/volunteer/and scroll down to the Afrolatin@ Project and click “Join Team”.  SEE “HOW-TO” VIDEO: http://bit.ly/ZH7dWe& http://bit.ly/17idn1a. READ MORE in our F.A.Q.: http://bit.ly/Zo3vSR

 

Contact: Amilcar Priestley, Director

Phone: 646-543-9029 /  Email: a.priestley@afrolatinoproject.org

 

 

ABOUT US: The AfroLatin@ Project  ( www.afrolatinoproject.org)  is dedicated to 1) fostering digital citizenship by encouraging the use  of digital tools to address real world problems facing the Afrolatin@  community and its diaspora, 2) serving as a digital resource and  empowerment tool & 3) increasing awareness of and about  Afrodescendants using digital technology.

 

 

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