3 Ways Zoom Simultaneous Interpretation Has Changed Online Meetings
Studies over the last year have found that remote simultaneous interpreting has been ‘more difficult’ for 83% of interpreters. With the majority of the world being shifted to working remotely at some point during the pandemic, companies have turned to online platforms to keep in direct contact with their employees and consumers. Zoom has been the number one online platform used throughout this pandemic. Examining the language interpreter industry, conference interpretation services have undoubtedly been hit the hardest since the beginning of the pandemic. Since many conferences have been cancelled or postponed due to the pandemic, the demand for in-person interpreters has dropped. However, many companies have shifted their conferences, meetings and workshops online with Zoom.
1. Zoom’s Addition Of New Key Features
As Zoom has fast become one of the leading go-to video chat platforms, zoom has been praised highly for its communication-based advantages. Closed captioning has been one of Zoom’s key features that sets it apart from its competitors. Closed captioning has allowed for company interpreters to easily and efficiently interpret without having to worry about listening as closely to the speaker on Zoom. With technical difficulties that might affect the sound of the speakers, closed captioning has greatly assisted and improved the way in which interpreters for meetings operate. In addition to closed captioning, Zoom has created a magnifying feature that helps sign language interpreters. All and all, these key features have allowed for conferences to once again run as smoothly as they did before the pandemic. Zoom’s simultaneous interpretation has allowed for a more immersive and inclusive experience for not only the company, but also its consumers.
2. Zoom Simultaneous Interpretation Allowed Consumers To Select Desired Language At Ease
Simultaneous zoom interpretation has allowed for consumers to easily choose what language they would like to hear the conference in. Zoom allows companies to run multilingual meetings with ease with a touch of a button. Users must first go into settings and click on Language Interpretation. From there users must choose their target language. Once the target language has been selected, users type in the email of their interpreter. From there, viewers can determine which language they would like to hear the meeting, conference or workshop in. In addition, Zoom allows company interpreters to also message in the chat section in their respective languages. Overall, simultaneous zoom interpretation’s goal has been to provide high quality and accurate conference interpretation for more than 200 languages.
3. Zoom Simultaneous Interpretation Has Opened The Doors For The Video Interpreting Market
Zoom is currently the only leading online platform that enables simultaneous interpreting. In near future, one may predict that other online platforms including Microsoft teams will plan to add in a language interpreting feature as well. Zoom simultaneous interpretation has proven to have many benefits across the board. One of these benefits being time. Zoom simultaneous interpretation has allowed for users to use their own choice of device to listen to the translated meeting, conference or workshop in real time, as if they were on-site of the meeting itself. Time is saved with this feature as users are not spending hours traveling to and from these meetings. In addition, time is saved between having to switch back and forth from interpretation apps. In addition to time savings, Zoom simultaneous interpretation has created enormous cost savings in comparison to on-site interpreting. In person or on-site interpreting requires conference interpreting agencies to show up at particular locations. The time and cost of travel can easily add up in addition to the equipment needed for these on-site company interpreters.
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