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Three Medical Interpreter Training Programs to Start Your Interpreter Career

There is no doubt that fluency in medical terminology, as well as continuing education in medicine, are a must for healthcare interpreters. The challenges medical interpreters face aren’t always just dense medical jargons, or the name of a…
Medical Interpretation Promotes patient safety

Why using an interpreter for patients promotes patient safety

We know having a medical interpreter for patients promotes patient safety, but why? For years, it has been widely recognized in the United States that culture has a significant influence on shaping people’s perceptions and experiences of…

How the Technology of Interpreting Services has Changed Over Time

Over the years and leading up to today, there has been many advancements and changes for interpreter services. The demand for interpreting services around the world has increased tremendously, with more people needing interpreting services in…

The Benefits of Video Remote Interpreting for Multiple Industries

What are the benefits of video remote interpreting attracting demand? Video Remote Interpreting (VRI) is a useful and convenient way of interpreting. Video Remote Interpreting provides qualified interpreter services to ensure effective communication…

Using Certified Deaf Interpreters to Interpret With the Deaf

Certified Deaf Interpreters (CDIs) are interpreters who have been trained to interpret for deaf patients who haven’t acquired, or are unable to acquire American Sign Language (ASL). A CDI is either deaf or hard of hearing, and has been…

The History Behind Becoming an Interpreter

Have you ever sat next to an interpreter while they were interpreting something? While their job may “sound” easy, it really isn’t. If you’re bilingual it doesn’t mean you can interpret consecutively and successfully. Try sitting in…

VRI for the Deaf & Deaf History Month

As many know and acknowledge, deaf history month is celebrated from March 13 - April 15 every year. It sits between the month of March and April to highlight some of the key milestones in Deaf History between these dates: March 13, 1988:…

Ideas by Interpreters Episode 16 with Liz Essary–Author of “That Interpreter”

We are excited to bring to you on  Apr 3, 2019 2:00 PM PST: Ideas By Interpreters #16 with Liz Essary--Author of "That Interpreter" "Liz Essary has over a decade of experience as a Spanish interpreter in a variety of settings, holding…

Interpretation Standards and Ethics

Barry S. Olsen (@ProfessorOlsen), a professional interpreter, recently prompted a question on his Twitter feed to his followers - “When interpreting a speaker who is confusing and incoherent, have I done a good job if those listening to my…

Healthcare Video Remote Interpreting is Trending: Here’s Why

Healthcare Video Remote Interpreting is Trending: Here's Why There’s no doubt that providing an onsite interpreter is sometimes necessary in the healthcare field. However, there are instances when healthcare video remote interpreting (VRI)…