When Content Is Not Equal

Track: Content Management | CM3 |
Wednesday, October 20, 2021, 12:30pm – 1:15pm
Held in: Jujama
Craig Cornelius - Google 
Jeannette Stewart - Translation Commons

Many people read and write only in languages that have no digital support. With limited access to information critical to modern living, they cannot participate in ecommerce, email, web searches for information on healthcare, how-to articles, and so on. They miss crucial information from their government and timely instructions when a disaster strikes. They cannot contribute to the web, social, or print media — in the many ways routinely available to the speakers of supported languages — or add knowledge or point-of-view to society in general, government representatives, and others. In this session, we will highlight the obstacles and challenges, and positive steps toward digital language capability and equality.