Saturday, February 28, 2009

Hola y Hello: A tool for translation

The Garfield Park Neighborhood Watch group met today. Although "child safety" served as the primary focus of the meeting (I'll post the presentation if we obtain permission to do so), the tidbit of information I found most exciting is that the Crime Prevention Unit has a nifty broadcast system to help translate meetings conducted in one language into another language. A translator translates the meeting; her or his words are broadcast into earphones worn by people who speak the second language.

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  1. I'm curious about the 'child safety' component if you get a chance to elaborate.

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  2. Pride in Garfield ParkMarch 3, 2009 at 7:17 PM

    Sonia sent me a copy of the powerpoint she prepared for the meeting. I'm trying to figure out how to post it. If anyone happens to know, please shoot me a note.

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