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Google Translate & Its Far-Reaching Effects

Have you ever considered how Google Translate influences democracies? To access a detailed, but interesting read about the real-word implications of using & manipulating Google Translate, see here. You’re guaranteed to learn something new about the intricacies of this tool.    … READ MORE »

Related to: Interpreter/Translator News

VIDEO: A Parent’s Campaign to Break Down Language Barriers for ELL Families

Schools around the world, take note: This poignant video shows how one parent in Seattle, Washington (the northwest U.S.) fought for other parents to get interpreting and translation services. If you don’t understand the language of your child’s school—how can you help your child? The answer is that you can’t, or not easily—unless you have language… READ MORE »

Related to: Education Interpreters, Interpreter/Translator News, Language Access Advocates

Spring into Action Conference in Miami: March 16-18, 2018

The Association of Translators and Interpreters of Florida (ATIF), together with the Spanish Language Division (SPD) of the American Translators Association (ATA) and Florida International University (FIU)*, are proud to present an INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE March 16-18, 2018 Thirty-five lectures and workshops will be presented by a constellation of highly specialized and renowned speakers from the US, Europe, and Latin America. To… READ MORE »

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St. Paul Library Translates Children’s Book into Ethiopian Languages

In an effort to serve St. Paul’s growing immigrant community, the city’s library system has translated a children’s book into Amharic and Oromo. The two Ethiopian languages are spoken by large immigrant populations in St. Paul. A reading of the Amharic version of the book “Teach Me to Love” by Denise Brennan-Nelson will be held at 6… READ MORE »

Related to: Interpreter/Translator News, Translators

CCHI Thanks UMTIA!

UMTIA had the pleasure of partnering with both CCHI and Allina Health to put on “Infection Control Workshop for Health Care Interpreters” last month on December 9th, 2017. All profits from the event were sent by UMTIA to CCHI and put towards the “Discover Healthcare Interpreting” CoreCHI™ Scholarship Fund. Below is CCHI’s letter of appreciation to… READ MORE »

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