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PCF Mission

A truly healthy society enables everyone to participate, engage, and benefit. PCF is dedicated to creating technologies, services, and communities that ensure a more collaborative, inclusive world.

Our work enables everyone to contribute to the peaceful and abundant culture they want to live in. Access to information is critical to making this happen.

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Our Flagship Project

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Amara

Amara is focused on making all online media content accessible to everyone. This award winning technology makes it easy to caption or subtitle video, create your own teams of volunteers or paid translators; and/or purchase subtitles from our passionate team of professional linguists.

Amara is designed to engage people across the globe to bridge language and accessibility barriers. A technology that fosters collaboration and inclusion.

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HONORS AND Awards

We are humbled by the accolades, and excited that the work we are doing is making a difference. 

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Equality Award

Amara was selected as the winner of the prestigious 2011 Katherine M. Swanson Equality Award for using technology to benefit humanity in the area of advancing equality.

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Intercultural Innovation Award

The United Nations Alliance of Civilizations and the BMW Group have highlighted Amara’s impact in fostering intercultural dialogue and cooperation around the world.

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Chairman's Award for Advancement in Accessibility

Amara was recognized by the US Federal Communications Commission with a Chairman’s Award for Advancement in Accessibility.

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2014 Data and Society Fellow

The Data & Society Research Institute focuses on social and cultural issues arising from data-centric technological development. In 2014, our Executive Director was one of twelve inaugural fellows. He co-organized a multi-disciplinary discussion on platform-based labor attended by leaders, researchers, labor organization representatives, policy experts, and others contributing to this growing sector.

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2017 Berkman Klein Fellow

The Berkman Klein Center for Internet & Society is an interdisciplinary and diverse community of academics and practitioners whose mission is to engage in the challenges and opportunities of cyberspace. In 2017, our Executive Director served as a fellow. He helped coordinate the Cooperation working group, presented the Amara story at a platform cooperativism workshop, and co-organized a Festival of Action.