- After announcing $15 million in new Series B funding just days ago, Udacity and Amara have partnered to provide crowd-sourced subtitles for Udacity's videos.
- The e-learning startup hopes to leverage the new relationship to expand its reach among non-English speakers.
- Amara has already worked with TED, Coursera and the Khan Academy to provide subtitles for their video content.
From the article:
"... Closed captioning could not only help Udacity to make its content accessible to deaf and hard-of-hearing students, but also be the first step towards an international expansion. Udacity co-founder and CEO Sebastian Thrun made this very point in a press release announcing the partnership, which quotes him saying:
'We hope that by engaging our users with Amara’s platform, we can make our content more accessible by adapting to our international population’s languages. That is ultimately the core purpose of Udacity. We want to democratize education by broadening access and delivery of high quality university learning and content.' ..."