Tag: accessibility

Netflix expands translations on Global Accessibility Awareness Day

Netflix is making it easier for everyone to enjoy its content — on Global Accessibility Awareness Day, no less. Heather Dowdy, the company’s director of product accessibility, announced a major plan to expand its audio description and subtitle translations for customers who are blind, deaf, or hard of hearing.

Youtube to Add Several New Audio and Caption Features

Google recently announced last week that it will be adding a whole new series of features to Youtube’s closed captioning and subtitles, including a...

Squid Game smashes barriers and records, highlights importance of translation

Squid Game, the blood-spattered, dystopian South Korean critique of modern capitalism from Netflix, is set to become the streaming platform's most watched series in...

Natural Language Processing for Signed Languages

The fields of artificial intelligence (AI) and natural language processing (NLP) are rapidly advancing — recent developments in these fields allow for individuals to...

Marvel Cinematic Universe starts to look more like our own

The Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU) Phase 4 teaser trailer dropped on Monday and, along with a hefty dose of nostalgia for Phases 1-3, delivered...

New York Senate Passes Bill to Increase Language Access

A bill requiring New York state agency websites to be translated into the 12 most widely spoken languages in the state has recently been...

Weekly Shorts | April 30, 2021

Andrew W. Mellon Foundation Grant to Support U.S. Language Education America’s Languages Working Group has received a $500,000 grant from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation,...

Multilingual Aficionados: Well-rounded Individuals

A few years ago (OK then, eight), I wrote an article for Multilingual called Accessibility is Just Another Language. It dealt with the similarities...

Natural User Interface Gestures. Are They Global?

The international pitfalls of body-based gestures on the iPad. Perhaps.