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  • 1. Content Saves Lives
  • 2. From The Guardian (search “dirty little secret liberia”) © www.aubreywade.com
  • 3. What Charles and Dorris need: Content that works … you are the content professionals!
  • 4. Wikipedia 80 x 80 Project• Take the 80 most often used medical articles on Wikipedia.org• Simplify the English – vetted by physician• Translate into 80 languages
  • 5. Why Wikipedia?• ~200 million page views for more than 25,000 medical articles• More than 40 million health information page views per month• >50% of physicians and pharmacists use Wikipedia
  • 6. Acrolinx for Simple Wikipedia• Basic Wikipedia Style Checking• People-Ready Health Terminology
  • 7. Before
  • 8. After
  • 9. Before AfterSchizophrenia Before Schizophrenia is a mental(/ˌskɪtsɵˈfrɛniə/ or illness that causes strange/ˌskɪtsɵˈfriːniə/) is a mental thinking and feelings.[1] Manydisorder characterized by a people who have this illnessbreakdown of thought hear things that do not existprocesses and by poor (hallucinations). They haveemotional responsiveness. fears and suspicions that doCommon symptoms include not make sense (paranoia).auditory hallucinations, They might believe in thingsparanoid or bizarre that are strange and senselessdelusions, or disorganized (delusions). They might speakspeech and thinking, and it is and think in a way that doesaccompanied by significant not make sense to othersocial or occupational people.dysfunction.
  • 10. Before
  • 11. After
  • 12. Results• 18 articles simplified to-date Yoruba Kinyarwanda• All posted at simple.wikipedia.org Telugu Norwegian Urdu Chinese Portuguese German Spanish French Russian Italian Armenian Arabic Dari Dutch Czech
  • 13. Content Rules Editors18 down, 62 to go!Editors and Writers Welcome
  • 14. Today, Translators without Borders is the world’s largest community of humanitarian translators7.5 million words2587 activetranslatorsWorking into 257language pairs70 volunteer staff91 non-profits
  • 15. Zafen built 1,000 more homes 18 months laterBefore
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  • 17. Today’s Translator Training Centre
  • 18. You can help!
  • 19. Time MoneyIntroductions