Language Translation Applications

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.

AEL Category, Title, Number, and Project:

AEL Category: 09. Medical

AEL Title: Equipment, Translation/Accessibility

AEL Number: 09ME-07-TRAN

SAVER Project: Language Translation Applications

Last Published Date: Thursday, August 20, 2020
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