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Friday, April 1 • 5:15pm - 6:15pm
Digital Security & Localization : Making your tools globally accessible

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Localization is an important part of a tool’s development and dissemination, with effective localization increasing its likelihood of use and usefulness in communities. By helping to expose the RightsCon community to localization concepts and challenges, as well as give developers, translators and intermediaries an opportunity to have their tools translated and reviewed onsite into regionally-relevant languages, we are further assisting in the spread of tools that are important in helping communities protect themselves and communicate safely. The Localization Lab is a community hub that also empowers users of Internet freedom tools to impact tool development by contributing to their translation and localization and providing feedback on local realities to developers who can integrate input into more effective tools.  The Localization Lab is ultimately a platform to empower communities to impact the the localization, dissemination and development of the tools they need to safeguard their human rights, complementing the aims of RightsCon.


Dragana Kaurin

Localization Lab
Dragana Kaurin is a human rights researcher and ethnographer, and writes about forced displacement and refugee rights. She is the director and founder of the Localization Lab, providing localization, usability feedback and community-building for anti-surveillance and anti-censorship technology. She has worked at Harvard Program in Refugee Trauma, and in Crisis Information Management and Communications at UNOCHA and UNICEF, before joining the Open... Read More →

Erin McConnell

Localization Lab
Erin McConnell joined the Localization Lab team in January of this year but has been working at the intersection of human rights, technology and localization since 2013 when she joined the Benetech Human Rights Program to manage localization of the Martus suite of secure information management tools. She has also coordinated localization projects for Bookshare, Benetech's digital library for the print disabled. Erin holds a B.A. in Linguistics... Read More →

Friday April 1, 2016 5:15pm - 6:15pm
The Demo Room

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