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HelpMeSee Partners with TransPerfect in Global Campaign to End Cataract Blindness

NEW YORK, April 20, 2016 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- TransPerfect, the world's largest privately held provider of language services and technology solutions, today announced a partnership with HelpMeSee, the global campaign to eliminate cataract blindness. HelpMeSee has selected TransPerfect’s services and GlobalLink OneLink technology to facilitate the translation of its global websites as well as marketing, communications, and campaign materials, which are used to raise awareness of the leading cause of preventable blindness around the world and to create international partnerships to support the campaign’s efforts.

TransPerfect’s OneLink technology is designed to allow companies to quickly and cost-effectively create, launch, and manage websites in multiple languages. The company has already supported the launch of HelpMeSee’s website in Dutch, French, Portuguese, and Spanish, with additional languages expected. HelpMeSee will expand its operations significantly across Asia, Africa, and Latin America by 2020.

“Providing campaign communications in local languages is critical to HelpMeSee’s strategy to eliminate cataract blindness, and TransPerfect has been a crucial partner in supporting our efforts,” said Jacob Mohan Thazhathu, President & CEO of HelpMeSee. “TransPerfect’s OneLink technology has allowed us to easily manage content on our multilingual websites.”

TransPerfect Co-CEO Phil Shawe remarked, “HelpMeSee does incredible work treating cataract blindness in underserved communities, and we’re proud to support them in their mission to change the lives of people around the world.”

“Working with organizations like HelpMeSee, whose work is so selfless and important, is one of the most rewarding parts of being in business,” added TransPerfect Co-CEO Liz Elting. “We wish them the best in achieving their goals and are honored to be able to play a part in advancing their mission.”

About HelpMeSee
HelpMeSee is a global campaign to end cataract blindness, the leading cause of blindness worldwide. HelpMeSee intends to make sight-restoring cataract surgery available to millions in the developing world through financial support and by scaling training. HelpMeSee is pioneering a virtual reality surgical simulator and training program to be implemented worldwide, adapted from extensive experience in simulator-based aviation training. Since 2012, the campaign has supported over 235,000 surgeries through 242 partnerships across Asia, Africa and Latin America.

About TransPerfect
With annual revenues of more than $500 million, TransPerfect is the world's largest privately held provider of language services and technology solutions. From offices in 90 cities on six continents, TransPerfect offers a full range of services in 170+ languages to clients worldwide. More than 3,000 global organizations employ TransPerfect’s GlobalLink® Product Suite to simplify management of multilingual content. With an unparalleled commitment to quality and client service, TransPerfect is fully ISO 9001 and EN 15038 certified. TransPerfect has global headquarters in New York, with regional headquarters in London and Hong Kong. For more information, please visit our website at www.transperfect.com.

Contact: Ryan Simper +1 212.689.5555 mediainquiry@transperfect.com

Source: TransPerfect