APP: Episode Translate (Support Inclusivity/Diversity!)

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#1

A setting on the app that translates stories into other languages (much like google translate), convert the action/dialogues to vocal story-telling narration by Siri (like apple voice-over) so those who are blind can be included too.

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Should Episode include this Feature in the app?

  • Yes. It’s complicated but worth it. Episode should be inclusive!
  • No. It’s too complicated and I don’t mind for the feature either way.

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#2

I’m kinda surprised this isn’t already a thing. I was thinking the other day about how most of the stories are in English rather than other languages, it would be pretty cool if other languages (and the blind) got to understand it too. So I support.


#3

I think it’s probably because it’s really advanced lol but I hope Episode has been working on it or will be considering the idea. :relaxed:


#5

I completely agree, Episode should be for everyone even if it means changing it around in very complex/expensive ways. I am also kinda surprised that Episode hasn’t already done this, or that there is no other option offered to translate everything to their native language on someone’s phone/ipad/kindle/etc.


#6

Thank you for the support! I really hope we’ll get an explanation soon.


#7

That may mean adding a blind version as well, bc some animations will don’t mean certain things when used by authors, a better idea in a way may be to create a spotlight version of the story on episode as well for the voice-over for blind peeps


#8

Thank you for your input. :relaxed:

I don’t mind how it’s done as long as Episode makes it happen.


#9

actually this seems really simple, this counts for languages and disabled folk, having something similar to “talkback” or those google translate pop ups you see on almost anything that is detected to not be your language. and even if there was an option like when you start out and they ask “hey, do you want limelight, ink or classic?” for authors would still be productive


#10

actually I would feel it would be easier than what episode is doing now and more like audio books since the blind obviously cannot see. it would mean no use of artists to produce animations.


#11

Support! :tipping_hand_woman:t4:. :raised_hand:t5:. :raising_hand_woman:t4:


#12

I agree but I think it’s more about the interactive aspect and hopefully this will be in effect soon. I’m going to keep trying to get Episode’s attention. :pensive:

Please remember to like this thread to show your support so Episode can see. :heart:


#13

Agreed! Thank you! :relaxed:


#14

I accidentally ; i didnt mean o vote at all

This idea is good but i dont think its practical


#15

I disagree. I don’t think it’s impractical to be inclusive or accessible.

Programs already do this. They’re inclusive when it comes to other languages just not as entirely accessible for those who have disabilities.

Episode may not have the money or resources to incorporate this now but they do state that they want to progress and advance as a platform. With the mindset that things are “impractical” they never will. I don’t doubt that in the next 5-10 years, this won’t be a possibility one way or another.


#16

This would be great for me! I was born in the US, but I’m originally from the Philippines. I know most of its primary language (tagalog), but it would be cool to actually be able to read it.

I was also born with speech delay as well, so this could be good for me. :slight_smile:


#18

I like the idea but I think It would be best if episode allows you to choose which language you read in for various books


#19

this would be cool if it ever happens


#20

I agree. I thought maybe it could be a little more advanced but whatever works.


#21

I think it’s a great idea! Here in Italy, there are a lot of girls who want to read stories on Episode, but they don’t know English very well (In Italy we are not so good ahahah), there are some stories in Italian but after a couple of days they uninstall the app… it would bring a lot of new users if they let people choose the language!


#22

yep