Inventive ways to tackle language barriers

In last week’s blog post, we talked about the tech company Souktel and the steps they are taking to help refugees overcome language barriers. Much like Souktel, larger tech companies are catching onto the demand for this type of technology, and are starting to tackle language barriers on a grander scale. For example, Google Noto… Continue reading Inventive ways to tackle language barriers

Tackling language barriers for refugees

A Syrian girl peeks her head out through a hole in a tent, at a processing center for new refugees at the Bashabshe camp in the town of Ramtha on the Syria-Jordan border, Saturday, July 21, 2012. (Photo by Tara Todras-Whitehill/For the New York Times)

Understanding the legal, healthcare, and education systems of a foreign country can be difficult. Throw in a language barrier and it can seem all but impossible. This is something Syrian refugees are becoming very familiar with as they migrate away from Arabic-speaking regions and begin to assimilate to life abroad. These language barriers not only… Continue reading Tackling language barriers for refugees