The solutions we offer have all been designed and self-built within the social movements. This means that they may not meet the same specifications as professional equipment, because we are working to other priorities. We try to balance values such as accessibility, ecology and maximizing autonomy with aesthetic and technological specifications.
We currently work primarily with technology which was developed and built for the Social Forums. It is a system similar to professional conference interpreting technology, but it transmits using FM Radio transmitters instead of Infrared. This means the system can be more vulnerable to interference, and sound quality may not be as good as with professional equipment. However, it also democratizes access to interpreting as it makes it considerably cheaper and available to anyone with an FM radio receiver.
We are working on the development of new solutions and ways to improve the existing ones.