Microsoft Translator is a translator app that you can run on your mobile devices or on your computer. You can exchange conversations one-on-one or work with large group interactions and perform real-time translations. To include other participant(s) you share the code assigned to the conversation so that they can also participate in the conversation. This app can translate more than 60 languages via text or voice so you can include anyone regardless of the language they speak.
Where to get Microsoft Translator app
- Microsoft Translator webpage: https://translator.microsoft.com/
- Bing Translator: https://www.bing.com/translator
- Microsoft Translator app is available for IOS, Android, and Windows 10
How to Use Microsoft Translator (YouTube)
You can use this app not only for translation to another language, but you can also use this app to interact with d/Deaf and hard of hearing persons. For example, the speech to text feature allows d/Deaf and hard of hearing persons to read what you said on their mobile device. So it is useful in a real-time daily conversation. Additionally you can install Presentation Translator in the MS Power Point and use it in the classroom/lectures setting to accommodate these individuals with special needs. I hope that more teachers use technology like this app/software and devices to increase inclusion of d/Deaf and hard of hearing students or ESL students into general education classroom.
Get Started with Presentation Translator for Power Point (YouTube)
Presentation Translator in Action (YouTube)