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The art of translating literature

The joy of reading is universal, and translation plays a key role in allowing us to enjoy literature from around the world. To celebrate this, here are some recommendations, and a look at what it is that goes into translating a story.


Audio description and accessibility

With 250 people in the UK beginning to lose their vision every day, audio description services are more important than ever. We take a look at the benefits of AD, and how businesses can use the service to improve their accessibility and user experience.


The growing popularity of audiobooks

Celebrated on the first Thursday of March, World Book Day has inspired a love of reading in children for over 20 years. Now they’re including audiobooks in their campaign, we take a look at why this medium has become so popular.

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A brief history of AI voices

Over the last decade, AI voices have established their place in our daily lives, from train announcements to Apple’s Siri. But what are the origins of this technology?

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Regional English accents – why they matter for businesses

The wide variety of English accents are important for businesses that need to create universally understood and meaningful training content for their employees, or marketing content that resonates with their intended audience. But how do you know which accent to choose?