Texas Schools Use ELSA to Overcome Language Barriers

by / Tuesday, 09 August 2016 / Published in News

A mobile device is helping the staff at Region 16 Head Start and Early Head Start to better communicate with people from foreign country’s. The device is called “ELSA” Enabling Language Services Anywhere is being implemented in time for the up-coming school year. The purpose of the device is to knock down barriers and to establish a relationship in one of 190 languages.

“You literally punch a button and they say what language and you can tell what language and usually within a minute or less there’s a live interpreter that comes on,” said John Lemons, RTT Mobile Representative. “You can tell then what your going to do, the device has more than 190 languages and 15,000 live interpreters.”

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