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May 26th – Translators and Interpreters Walk and Share in Eagan!

Century College Translators & Interpreters Walk & Share May 26th at 9:00 am Join a hike and share! Location: Lebanon Hills Regional Park (Meet at the Visitor Center) 860 Cliff Rd, Eagan, MN 55123 Time: Meet at 9:00 AM, leave for hike at 9:30 AM Plan for approximately a 2-hour hike The alumni and students of Century College have created a… READ MORE »

Related to: Education Interpreters, Language Access Advocates, Legal Interpreters, Medical Interpreters, Non-UMTIA Event, Translators

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 »

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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 »

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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 »

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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

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