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Language Translation Applications

AEL Category: 09. Medical

AEL Title: Equipment, Translation/Accessibility

AEL Number: 09ME-07-TRAN

SAVER Project: Language Translation Applications

Language translation equipment has evolved into commercially available, mobile device applications (apps). The wide adoption of cell phones has enabled language translation applications to be useful in emergency scenarios where first responders may interact with individuals who speak a different language. Most language translation applications can identify a spoken language and translate in real-time. Applications vary in functionality, such as the ability to translate voice or text offline and are unique in the number of available translatable languages. These applications are useful tools to remedy communication barriers in any emergency response scenario.

Find this project in the FEMA Authorized Equipment List and InterAgency Board Interactive Standardized Equipment List.

Attachment Ext. Size Date
Language Translation Applications Market Survey Report (April 2021) PDF 614.04 KB 04/30/2021
Language Translation Applications TechNote (September 2020) PDF 253.17 KB 09/10/2020
Last Updated: 01/31/2023
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