Marketing/Communications

How to Add Multilingual Content to an Existing Website

What if every US website had a language switcher in the top right corner? It would serve as a constant reminder that we live in a country with a diversity of languages and cultures.

In our divisive political climate, many nonprofits are realizing that they need to provide their content in languages other than English. While some media are amplifying anti-immigrant and anti-diversity voices, we in the nonprofit sphere need to push back, both by speaking out and with actions like providing content and services in languages other than English.

This session aims to guide you through the process of planning for multilingual content on your website. At the end of this session, you will be able to plan out how to get achievable, affordable, and accessible multilingual on your website.

Learning Objectives

  • Decide what degree of multilingual content is right for your organization
  • Get a step-by-step guide to planning your multilingual site upgrade
  • Understand the short- and long-term benefits and risks of adding multilingual to your site

Speakers


Rose Liebman
Advomatic, LLC
VP, Accounts
Rose Liebman is VP, Accounts at Advomatic, a web development firm that works with nonprofits and mission-driven organizations. With a background in design and project management, she is enjoying her current role helping clients navigate their choices to create a plan for success. She works with them throughout the life of their project and beyond to make sure that they are getting the support they need and the best return on their investment. She is grateful to be in the nonprofit space working with principled, passionate people and she especially loves the NTEN community.

Barbara Tobias
American Federation of Teachers
Web Specialist

Dave Hansen-Lange
Advomatic, LLC
Dave has been developing websites since 2003 when he needed a web presence for the record label that he founded with several fellow musicians. In 2005 Dave left his first career in the music industry and started developing Drupal websites full time. He has since been very involved with improving Drupal's performance, maintainability, and security. During his stead at Advomatic Dave has been Technical Manager working to improve quality and process, he's been Technical Lead on projects for The ACLU, The U.S. Department of State, and The Clinton Foundation. Dave has travelled extensively over the past decade and has been very active with his local Drupal community, be it in Calgary, Hong Kong, or the Greater Toronto Area.

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