November Newsletter

Linguistics News

Zoom supports Sign Language Interpretation

LJL learned recently (Nov. 3 blog post) that Zoom added a new feature to make its video communication platform more accessible to deaf and hard-of-hearing users by providing a specialized view for sign language interpreting on their meetings and webinars. The meeting host can arrange for a designated interpreter and participants can opt in to view the sign language interpreter in a separate viewing box.

Zoom introduced its live transcription and automatic translation features earlier this year and LJL applauds them for making these important accessibility enhancements to their offering!

We spent a numerous hours this month trying to get EduLang published in ios. We are super excited to let you all know that EduLang is now available in Apple app store!

We need your support by downloading EduLang on your iOS/android devices! Please share any feedback or questions you have with us!

EDULANG Revews​

LJL is super excited to share that we received reviews from the users around the globe. Below is a selection of some of our reviews!

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Linguistics Justice League Challenge

Results!

Linguistics Justice League partnered with creAItivity to host an event to gather ideas that help bridge the gap between low and high-resource languages through Artificial Intelligence!

Special thanks to our sponsors: Taskade, Interview Cake and Balsamiq

Winning Team: Sanskriti Negi

Winner!

Sanskriti's Project Abstract - Oftentimes children of immigrants don’t know the language of the place they move to. In many places this leads to children not being able to perform as well in school, especially when no language-immersion classes are offered. Furthermore, even when language-immersion type classes are offered, they sometimes try to take out the native language of the student in hopes to fully assimilate them into a new culture.

Honorable Mentions

Team Cyber: Basil Friday Ovu, Janeth Oluebube Eni, Philip Oghenesuowho Ekiugbo

Paridhi Ramtani 

Team Cyber's Abstract - Bajaphil is a gaming app that will teach basic concepts in low resource languages while combining visuals, audio and text through multi-scenario building. It will have Igbo, Yoruba, and Hausa as its kick off languages while subsequently adding other widely spoken low resource languages of the world. The App will feature different game levels and rewards for completing each game level. There will be options for choosing different languages to learn and play from.
Paridhi's Project Abstract - Our idea includes building a platform that caters to the interests of a person. When we're interested in what we're learning, we pay closer attention; we process the information more efficiently. This app will help people learn English by focusing on topics that they like.

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