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IITA Annual Conference in Des Moines on June 16th & 17th, 2017!

The Iowa Interpreters and Translators Association (IITA) 13th Annual Conference and Members General Meeting “Interpretation and Translation: Responding to the Needs of Our Global Society” will be held on Saturday, June 17, with pre-conference sessions on Friday, June 16, 2017. Location: DMACC Urban Campus, Des Moines, Iowa. Featuring intensive pre-conference workshops on Friday with: – National expert in medical interpreting/translation GLORIA M. RIVERA from the… READ MORE »

Related to: ASL, Education Interpreters, Legal Interpreters, Medical Interpreters, Non-UMTIA Event, Remote Interpreting, Translators

Deaf Defendant Challenges Interpreter in Court

This case has huge implications for legal interpreters in the U.S. And the verdict came earlier this year right in Maryland.  . The case, heard in the Court of Appeals, was about a Deaf criminal defendant’s constitutional right to confront the American Sign Language (ASL) interpreter for his police interrogation if the State uses his interpreted statements… READ MORE »

Related to: ASL, Interpreter/Translator News, Legal Interpreters

UMTIA Scholarship – Deadline October 15th!

UMTIA (Upper Midwest Translators & Interpreters Association) will award four (4) individual $600 scholarships each year to further the education of individuals who are entering or are already pursuing a post-secondary education degree in the fields of translation or interpreting in Minnesota.  Preference is for students in the languages of lesser diffusion.   Criteria Applicants… READ MORE »

Related to: ASL, Education Interpreters, Legal Interpreters, Medical Interpreters, Translators, UMTIA Event

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