Dual language: Welsh language Commonplaces
By Benjy Meyer | Sep 22, 2020 5:26:00 PM
1 min read
Commonplace goes bilingual reaching more communities than ever before
Our team is currently working on offering the platform in dual languages and we're super-excited about it. Thinking about all of the communities we can reach more easily by offering the platform in two languages.
We've run projects in Whitechapel, but Commonplace wasn't available in Bengali. We've run projects in South Kensington, without offering French to the local community. We've run projects in along the Edgware Road, but not been able to reach out in Arabic. We've run projects in Wales, but not been able to welcome everyone from the local community.
We've prioritised Welsh as the first language to be offered by Commonplace and we're looking forward to see where this takes the platform. If you have a requirement or passion to reach your audience in more than just plain English, do get in touch to see if your requested language is on our list.
We're looking to maximise diversity of Commonplace respondents and extend our reach. This language development gets us one step closer to achieving that goal. We'll be looking for some willing participants to help us test out the Welsh language version in a couple of weeks, so do get in touch if you're interested in doing so.
In the meantime, it's worth remembering how else we support your aims around diversity and inclusion:
- We can collect demographic information, as it relates to ethnicity, age and gender so that you can assess the diversity of contributions received through Commonplace
- All special characteristics are anonymised at source to protect our users and ensure that ethnicity, for example, can only be analysed in aggregate format
- Commonplace works hard to ensure our platform is accessible to all, we regularly check the platform against the latest WCAG guidelines
We're looking forward to serving our Welsh speaking community soon. Croeso i Commonplace.
The Commonplace Product Team