The Open Translation Project is a global volunteer effort to subtitle TED Talks, and enable the inspiring ideas in them to crisscross languages and borders.
OTP volunteers gather around the sculpture dubbed "translatosaurus," a translation-themed creature with the head of a bull and tail of a scorpion, brought to life by Brazilian artist Fefe Talavera. Soon after, the "translatosaurus" had a name in many different languages...
A true dancer at heart, Gustavo Rocha knows how to take the floor — and teach fresh moves in six languages. Gustavo advocates to improve public education in his home country, Brazil. Naturally, he’s a driving force behind translating TED Talks into Brazilian Portuguese, and advancing his language community within the OTP.
TED's volunteer translators received a shout-out from the main stage and a hearty round of applause from the audience at this year's TEDGlobal, in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.
Asqat Yerkimbay translates TED Talks into Kazakh to prove his native language can express today's big ideas. Through his NGO and a weekly gathering called Chay-Fi (tea + wifi), Asqat brings together volunteers who are helping to
increase the use of Kazakh — online and offline.
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