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Language is a vital part of every culture of the world. It is central to human communication, allowing us to express ourselves, learn, and pass information.
Every people group has a spoken or signed form of its language; however, not all people express themselves through written means. Many communities of the world are oral cultures, using verbal communication for every aspect of their lives. The world is flooded with journals, textbooks and articles that help literate people learn, but there are few resources created for oral learners.
Render was made to serve the oral communicator.
Render is a software tool that guides oral communicators in creating culturally relevant oral materials for their own language group. It was developed and designed with the oral communicator in mind, guiding the user through an entirely oral translation process by listening and speaking.
Render supports the loading of audio recordings that act as references for the translation. Users listen to the references, internalize the passage, and translate orally into their own language, recording their translation in Render. The software acts as a file management system by sending and receiving files between users and Render provides the user with a seamless and easy-to-use interface.
Here are a few things to keep in mind when deciding if Render would be a good tool to use for your translation project:
Render works with translation organizations and local field partners who can provide project guidance and personnel. Render will provide the software as well as audio expertise and onsite training.
The Render process necessitates a qualified consultant who will check the translation. We can help you explore different connections with local translation partners who may be able to put you in contact with a consultant. You will also need people with various skill sets, specific roles and expertise that you can find on our Personnel List.
Render runs on Windows devices - desktops, laptops, and tablets. It is optimized for touchscreens, but can also be used with a mouse. Every project is unique and the number of devices and types of equipment will vary. For more information see the Render Project Equipment Specifications page.