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Community validation of translated resources

Are you looking to better engage with multicultural communities? We offer a bespoke community validation service whereby we use our established relationships with culturally diverse communities to test your translated resources and gain valuable feedback.

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What is community validation?

Community validation, also known as community testing, is a process whereby you seek feedback on translated resources with target audiences from a range of culturally diverse communities.

Our highly regarded community validation service involves taking your translated resources and seeking specific feedback from your target audience. Through this process, we gain valuable insights which can lead to further cultural adaptation of your translated material, to better meet the information needs of your audience, and to ensure cultural appropriateness of your resources.

Community validation with over 150 culturally diverse communities

When testing translated resources, it's important to distinguish between 'languages' and 'communities'. Think of Australia and the USA. We both speak English, albeit with slight regional differences (g'day mate!) But Australian and USA cultures do differ in many ways. The same can be said, but to a greater extent when it comes to other languages, for example Arabic, Spanish and French where these languages are spoken in diverse regions of the world.

We use our established relationships with over 150 culturally diverse communities to test your translated products. Through this process we can help you gain valuable insights into your target demographic.

A world-class approach to community validation

We have established linkages with over 80 ethno-specific community organisations, language professionals and community ambassadors across Australia. We've built these relationships over a number of years which enables us to solicit constructive feedback. We're able to gain insights from people from a diverse range of backgrounds including:
• culturally diverse established communities
• culturally diverse recent migrants
• linguistically diverse communities, including rare and emerging languages
• culturally diverse seniors
• multicultural youth
• culturally diverse people with disability

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Check out some real-world case studies

Discover how our translation services and multicultural communication solutions help organisations across Australia. Hear from some of our clients and explore our case studies.

Australian Human Rights Commission

The Australian Human Rights Commission (AHRC) engaged Ethnolink to produce translated resources to help raise awareness about elder abuse in 19 languages. The AHRC was resolved to ensure appropriate and accessible translations for their multicultural users. We tailored a solution that deliver...

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Consumer Policy Research Centre

Our client, Consumer Policy Research Centre (CPRC) had been asked by Austnet, Victoria’s provider of energy delivery services to help boost awareness of energy-saving tips for multicultural Australians. That's where we came in...

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Jean Hailes

Jean Hailes for Women's Health is a national not-for-profit organisation dedicated to improving women's health. Ethnolink was approached to help Jean Hailes communicate with culturally and linguistically diverse women — here's what we delivered.

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Community Validation FAQs

Of course. We have long-standing relationships with many community organisations. We can leverage these relationships to broaden your understanding of their views on your translated resources.

Working with diverse communities can sometimes take time. However, if you need your community validation project executed quickly, please reach out to us so we can see how we can help.

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