Professor Binhua Wang drafted The Technical Report for the International Telecommunication Union

The report is titled “Guidelines and requirements on interpreting in the metaverse.”

Professor Binhua Wang from the Centre for Translation Studies in the School of Languages, Cultures and Societies led the drafting of The Technical Report which has been approved in the Plenary of the Focus Group on Metaverse (FG-MV) of the International Telecommunication Union (ITU).

Lihong Pan from the MA interpreting teaching team, Dr Fei Gao, alumna of the PhD programme in interpreting studies in Leeds and Dr Yong Jick Lee from the Centre for Accessible ICT in the Republic of Korea also contributed to the report.

Nevine Tewfik and Pilar Orero (FG-MV Working Group 8 Co-Chairs), Yong Jick Lee and Paola Cecchi-Dimeglio (Harvard University) (Co-Chairs of Task Group on accessibility and inclusion) coordinated the development of the document.

“Guidelines and requirements on interpreting in the metaverse” is published by the ITU.

Guidelines for interpreting in the metaverse

The report takes account of the latest technological developments and provides guidelines and requirements for interpreting in the metaverse.

It summarises typical use settings that require interpreting in the metaverse, including conference interpreting, public service interpreting and sign-language interpreting.

It describes technical requirements for interpreting in the metaverse. It also provides advice for all parties in interpreting events in the metaverse, including organizers, speakers, interpreters and audiences in interpreting-facilitated events in the metaverse.