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Pocketalk to donate 600 pocket translators to those on the front lines fighting COVID-19

Interested healthcare organizations in need of interpreting services can apply for complimentary devices on the company website

Pocketalk, the global leader in connecting conversations and removing language barriers, today announced it will be donating 600 units of its pocket translator device to qualifying medical facilities, first responders, testing sites and those in need of translation services. Units will be dispatched on a first-come, first-served basis, with a maximum of three units per organization. Interested organizations can apply by filling out the form on Pocketalk’s website.

With over 700,000 units in service around the globe, Pocketalk has been used in a number of emergency situations to break down communication barriers between two people when it matters most. First responders recently aboard the Diamond Princess cruise line quarantined in Yokohama, Japan used Pocketalk to speak with passengers quickly and accurately in more than 50 languages and remove the need for a human translator.

The beneficial features and aspects of Pocketalk offering the most value to medical professionals during the coronavirus outbreak include:

•                Handheld translator designed for accurate two-way communication at the touch of a button

•                74 languages addressing 90% of the world’s population

•                With Pocketalk, establishments can eliminate the need for a human translator, reducing both wait time and potential exposure

“The health and safety of all people, especially first-responders putting themselves at risk for others, is our number one priority when connecting the world through conversation,” said Noriyuki Matsuda, Founder and CEO of Pocketalk. “We hope that, through our donation, we are able to provide accessible translation services to those communities who need it most during this global health crisis.”

To apply for a donation of Pocketalk units, applicants must be employed by a healthcare organization in the U.S. Requests will be selected based on a first-come, first served basis for those most in need.

For more information, visit and follow Pocketalk on Instagram and Facebook.

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