Check Before You Tech

September 22, 2020


This guide provides information for communities and language champions to use when choosing to build or purchase language apps and software. It is intended as a checklist of important questions to ask before starting a project to purchase or develop an app or software for language. It covers considerations such as ownership and control of data, long term costs of maintenance, and how the technology will be used by learners and speakers.

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Prepared By

First Peoples’ Cultural Council

Suggested Use & Distribution

This checklist is for language team leaders and coordinators in Indigenous communities who are considering language apps or software to help with language revitalization