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July 7, 2017
Why braille is just as important as it’s ever been

Braille, as you probably know, is a touch system for the sight impaired. It is made up of an alphabet and numerical list of raised dots. There are also symbols and punctuation marks – everything we would find in our own syntax and grammar.

Interestingly, the average speed of reading is reportedly 125 words a minute, but faster speeds are indeed possible. Braille allows people with vision impairments to study and review the written word. It gives people access to a range of reading materials from financial statements to textbooks, menus, and more.

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June 14, 2017
Nadsat and the novel, A Clockwork Orange – a look at the power of language

If you’ve never heard of Nadsat, it’s time to take notice. It is a made-up language used by teenagers in the novel, A Clockwork Orange, by Anthony Burgess. Burgess was not just any author though, he was also a linguist, which came in handy as he used his upbringing to portray his characters as speaking a type of English that was influenced by Russian and a range of other languages and slangs.

But, it’s not just any sort of made-up language for a story. Nasdat depicts the power of language and its immense strength.

More about Nadsat

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June 2, 2017
Preparing for the summer tourist season

Just like most things, tourism is developing at a rapid pace within the digital space. While there is a myriad of travel trend predictions for 2017, we thought we would look at two worth mentioning within the translation and localization sphere and why it is essential to localize your website.

Two big travel trends for 2017 that you need to know about

Firstly, this year will see more business travelers mixing their business with pleasure.

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