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How much is language access worth to you?

Read about this court case involving the use of a family member to interpret the risks of a surgical procedure to the Spanish-speaking mom and dad of a very sick baby - the outcome was very costly - in more than one way. For healthcare providers, supplying Limited English Proficient (LEP) patients with quality language… READ MORE »

Related to: Interpreter/Translator News, Language Access Advocates

A TRANSLATOR IN YOUR POCKET: APP AIMS TO BRIDGE REFUGEES’ LANGUAGE GAP

Atif Javed and his cofounders wanted to launch Tarjimly, a Facebook Messenger app that connects volunteer translators with refugees, late last year during the crisis in Aleppo. (Tarjimly means “translate for me” in Arabic.) But it wasn’t ready yet. The five Muslim-American college friends, who met at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), had little time… READ MORE »

Related to: Education Interpreters, interpreter/translator article/news, Interpreter/Translator News, Language Access Advocates, Legal Interpreters, Remote Interpreting

This Video Shows Why Interpreters are Needed!

This brief video called "Interpreter" comes from the Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists. It involves a prenatal appointment with a patient whose husband acts the interpreter. In three minutes, the video shows the potential medical consequences of not requesting a professional interpreter! … READ MORE »

Related to: Language Access Advocates, Medical Interpreters, Training Resources

LINGUA: Delegation for interpreter dignity – Wednesday, October 19 at 2:00pm

Over the past year, LINGUA has been working to increase MN District Court independent interpreter compensation. If we get a raise, it will be the first time in 19 years! We explored passing legislation to get a raise but it turns out that the decision can also be made at the MN Supreme Court and MN State Court Administrator's… READ MORE »

Related to: Education Interpreters, Greater Minnesota, Language Access Advocates, Legal Interpreters, Medical Interpreters

Sign the LINGUA Petition!

See the below information from LINGUA... Dear Colleagues, We are launching this petition to demand dignity in our courts. We are professional interpreters and we should be compensated as professionals. We haven’t gotten a raise in 19 years! Our state budget has had a surplus - Minnesota District Courts can afford to give us a… READ MORE »

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