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    Posted December 30, 2013 by
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    Helping Travelers with Food Allergies and Special Diets

    SelectWisely, the leading provider of durable translation cards for travelers with food allergies and special diets, has launched a new website The company has also expanded its card selection and language options.

    With an ideal shopping experience as a primary focus of the new website design, improvements have been made to organization and product categorization. A product catalog is now available for browsing at with over 35 types of cards arranged into sections including food allergies, gluten-free, vegetarian, diabetes, and asthma. The addition of a Special Order form allows for a more efficient custom card ordering process.

    Browsing and ordering experiences are optimized to each unique display. Using a responsive design layout, the website automatically adjusts to each platform, whether desktop, tablet, or mobile. Travelers can easily find and purchase when convenient: order a laminated translation card from a desktop at the office in preparation of travel, order a laminated English-only chef card from a tablet on the couch, or receive a PDF (Portable Document Format) card through email to a mobile device upon arrival at a foreign destination.

    International airport screenings can be daunting for people with diabetes who do not speak the language. The Diabetes category now includes a new card type to aid those wearing external insulin pumps who need to go through airport security. Most insulin pump manufacturers warn that the device should not be scanned by equipment used at airport security checkpoints due to possible pump malfunction. The card is currently offered in Chinese, Hebrew, Japanese, and Korean. offers accurate translations sourced by professional translators in over 65 languages and continues to expand the list, most recently, by adding Xhosa and Maltese. The extensive variety includes common languages used around the world, as well as, many less known territorial languages. Moreover, translations can be provided for languages or health concerns that are not listed on the website through custom orders.

    About SelectWisely

    Launched in 2004, SelectWisely offers wallet-sized durable translation cards conveying food allergies, special diets, medical emergencies, and other important information. People typically use the cards when traveling to foreign countries where help is needed with communication. Translations are available in over 65 languages (e.g. Spanish, Greek, Thai, Russian), 150 different foods (e.g. nuts, dairy, fish, legumes), and 35 different card types (e.g. food allergies, drug allergies, gluten-free, diabetes). For more information, visit

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