Where possible transcripts have been provided in Word document format, these materials can be adapted into accessible formats which can be automatically translated. The websites have been coded to be compatible with screen readers, which will enable translation plugins to change the menus and resource page text.
Microsoft Translate for documents
A tool built into Microsoft word that will translate all text in the document or just a selection. A quick way to access it is via selection of the ‘Tell me what you want to do’ search bar and typing in Translate, once the transcript document is open.
Note: you will have to read and agree to a Microsoft privacy statement to use its translation intelligent service
Google Translate for text
Navigate to https://translate.google.co.uk/, you will be able to translate sections of text of whole documents.
Select your preferred option of section or document then select the language you wish to translate into on the right-hand side
To find your preferred language select the arrow on the right and search for the language you want, there are 104 options.
Then either select the document you wish to translate; or copy and paste the text into the field supplied to find your translation.
Installing the Google translate in browser plugin
You use Google Chrome as you access the service(s).
Search for ‘Google Translate – Google Chrome’ in a search engine and select ‘Add to Chrome’.
Then select ‘Add extension’ when this pop up appears.
To choose a language, select the Google Translate icon in the top right-hand side of the address bar. Then select ‘TRANSLATE THIS PAGE’.
You can select the language you’d like to translate in the top left-hand side of the tools bar.
Video content has transcripts which are available as closed captions (subtitles) when you play the videos — to toggle them on and off select the settings options built into the player and navigate to the subtitles or CC (closed captions) menu to select your desired language or to turn it off.