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    May 12 2011: My both suggestions are related to language.

    I'd like to see talks in other languages. There are amazing speakers all around the world; why should their voice not be heard just because they don't speak in English? Everyone in this site is able to read subtitles.

    More people would be able to use this site if it was translated to other languages. One can't even sign in and create a profile if one doesn't understand English.
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      May 12 2011: I love Helena's idea! I agree that more talks in other languages would make this a truly global site! More international perspectives and ideas!
    • May 12 2011: Hi Helena -- Check out some of the posts below for more info on this! Stay tuned -- it's something we'll have up in the very near future!
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        May 13 2011: Hi Will,
        I'm pleased to hear that and look forward to it.

        I'm not sure if this is already happening because I'm new to this site, but I also think it would be a good idea to broaden the audiences at the live talks by either having simultaneous sign language or, at least, a screen where those with impaired hearing could read the subtitles. I was once very touched by performing in an opera for such an audience, and although the critics didn't appreciate the idea and found it distracting, I was thrilled that more people were able to enjoy opera.

        I've not had time to read the full thread but I will, so my apologies if this has already been suggested too.
        • May 17 2011: Helena -- A good idea for the live conference, I'm not sure if this has been looked at in the past but I'll bring it up in our next planning meeting.

          I've seen it at an opera in St. Louis as well. Like you said, the critics hated it, but everyone else loved it!
      • May 15 2011: All I want is a transcript in the original language, with options for translating into ALL languages available, both auto-Google translations and volunteer translations. The auto translations get something available immediately, and also provide a check against the manual translations. (For example, if something sounds iffy or unclear, it's helpful to see an alternative translation.) Don't let the perfect be the enemy of the good.

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