City Council Translation

Make town hall, civic, and council meetings highly inclusive for your diverse constituents with real-time translation.

Make City Council Meetings More Inclusive

There are thousands of local government organizations across the United States that rely on live (in-person and virtual) meetings to update residents on government activities and provide them with a voice in the conversation. While many residents speak English, there is a large percentage of people where English is not their native and preferred language. Many local governments have tried providing human interpreters to address this issue, but that solution is too expensive and time-consuming for most organizations to implement.

Wordly has solved this problem with our AI-powered real-time translation solution. Now you can address the multilingual challenge for town hall meetings, city council meetings, or any other events where the attendees speak multiple languages.

Wordly Partners With City of Modesto to Bring Live Interpretation to City Council Meetings

The city of Modesto, CA announced the official launch of a new language inclusivity service (powered by Wordly) now available to residents to engage in city council meetings. The partnership between Wordly and Modesto was featured on an ABC10 Newscast.

Include Everyone in the Community

  • Maximize inclusivity, accessibility, and consensus with real-time interpretation. Improve civic participation and engagement.
  • Help your constituents understand community issues quickly, effortlessly, and fully.
  • Invite diverse community members to offer their insights and contributions, clearly and easily.
  • Automated transcripts help those with hearing limitations and enhance knowledge transfer - especially for visual learners.

Use For In-person, Hybrid, and Virtual Community Meetings

  • Wordly enables each attendee to read along, and listen along, in their preferred language, on their smartphone, tablet, or laptop.
  • Every public meeting can be translated into dozens of languages, 24x7, with translation set up in seconds.
  • Wordly is easy for attendees with no downloading or logging in required.

The Wordly platform can be deployed quickly with no special IT implementation. Residents can join the meeting using their personal device and select from over dozens of languages - either audio or caption output. The Wordly solution works at both in-person and virtual events as well as webinars.

Wordly launched in 2019 and quickly made a big impact on the meetings and events market. Our easy to use, highly affordable real-time translation solution enabled business, associations, and a wide range of other organizations to make their sessions more inclusive and engaging. We engineered our solution to provide high quality translations - instantly scale to tens of thousands of users - and be seamless for attendees to use. This has enabled us to pass the 2 million user milestone in four years.

Wordly works with a wide range of government entities ranging from city councils to school boards to federal agencies.

Samples of Wordly in Action

Live Translation Benefits

City Council Translation Access Instructions for the City of Modesto

Live Translation Portal

City Council Translation Language Options for the City of Millbrae

Wordly City Council Translation Customer Spotlight

Read about how local governments and city councils are using Wordly translation to make their meetings more inclusive and accessible for the community.

City of Gilroy, CA - learn more

City of La Puente, CA - learn more

City of Millbrae, CA - learn more

City of Modesto, CA - learn more

City of North Las Vegas, NV - learn more

Wordly City Council Translation Packages

We make it easy to add live translation to your weekly and monthly meetings with a comprehensive package that includes live translation and captions along with customized support and training to get you up and running quickly. The base package includes 120 hours of live translation which is enough to cover 10 hours per month for one year. If you want to provide translation for more meetings, you can add additional hours to your package.

Since Wordly is powered by AI, there are no human interpreters or special equipment required. This makes it easy and affordable to start offering live translation and captions. You can connect to the Wordly system via a standard audio output cable from your AV system. The output is connected to a laptop, tablet or any other wifi compatible device which is used to log into Wordly.

The package includes:

  • 10 hours per month for one year (120 hours total) - you can use the hours in any increments you want (e.g., 2 hour meetings, 30 minute meetings, etc.) - you can also add additional hours to your package
  • Live captions and audio translation into dozens of Languages - each attendee can select their own language and output format (captions or audio)
  • Full session transcripts
  • In-person and virtual attendee access
  • Attendees use their own personal devices (either a mobile phone or computer - and headphones) - you can also display the translation on a screen inside the room
  • Premium Onboarding - we will help you get up and running quickly - the package includes account setup, admin training, integration assistance, translation glossary creation, and presenter coaching
  • Optional Video Captioning - we can provide translated captions in multiple languages so you can offer on-demand access to past meetings
  • Optional On-Site Support - we can provide on-site support for one or multiple events
  • We can customize a package to meet your specific needs
Live Translation Datasheet

DATASHEET - Wordly Platform Overview

Review the features of the Wordly translation platform which provides live translation for audio and captions into dozens of languages.

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The Wordly Advantage

Wordly city council interpretation is powered by a proven AI-based solution. The real-time translation platform is cloud based and provides a faster, easier, more cost effective solution for town hall meetings than legacy human interpretation services.

Wordly is used by government, NGO, nonprofit and business organizations enabling meeting participants to read along or listen to meeting presenters in their preferred language on their own computer or mobile device.

Wordly also supports multilingual
conference translation and webinar translation. Increase attendee productivity by allowing all meeting participants to select their preferred language. Increase meeting engagement and participation with employees, partners, and other constituents.

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