Diving into Language Barriers at the 2016 Olympic Games

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  Share this PostIn just a short while, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil is expected to be a cultural “melting pot” when approximately 500,000 visitors from 200 countries will gather for the 2016 Olympic Games. This year, French is the official language of the Rio games as homage to the victims of the Paris terror attacks. With 99 percent of the ... Read More

HIPAA Compliance for Language Service Providers

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Share this PostHIPAA Compliance for Language Service Providers Many hospitals, clinics and healthcare facilities rely on language service providers for the means to communicate with their limited English proficiency, Deaf and Hard-of-Hearing clients. The Health Information Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) prohibit the unauthorized sharing of medical records and personal identifiable information without patient consent. So, how do language service ... Read More

5 Benefits of Cloud VRI Software

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Why we love the cloud and why you should too 5 Benefits of Cloud VRI Software  Simply put, the "cloud" is the Internet. It's also one of today's hottest tech buzzwords. So, what is all the hype? And why is an interpretation company writing about it? Well, we love it and need to tell you more about how this exciting ... Read More

Interpreter Sets the Record Straight with Dear Abby

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Professional interpreter, O.W.K. Corrects Dear Abby’s Advice from December Column Today’s Dear Abby column features a reader’s response to her December 27, 2015 column, “An International Educator.” In case you haven’t read it here’s the synopsis: Back in December, a teacher asked Ms. Van Buren what to do during a parent-teacher conference which requires the use of a language interpreter. ... Read More

“Gifts From My Deaf Father” Comes to San Diego International Fringe Festival 2016

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ASL in the Arts: San Diego International Fringe Festival 2016 This June, get ready for a one-of-a-kind performance, Gifts from my Deaf Father, by Windell (Wink) Smith at this year’s International Fringe Festival, June 27-July 3 at the Spreckels building in downtown San Diego. Performed entirely in American Sign Language (ASL) and interpreted to spoken English, Wink’s tale of his ... Read More

Branching Out with International Marketing Translation Services

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Building a brand requires an enormous amount of precise planning and creative forethought. Tools such as color scheme, font style, word choice, and the design of your logo instantly convey a wealth of information. Every decision needs to correspond with the needs and interests of the target audience in question. Thus, adapting the same brand for audiences in another country ... Read More

The Importance of Localization Services

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Have you ever actually sat down and thought about some of the idiomatic phrases found in the English language? Some of them are pretty strange. Take "an arm and a leg," for example. We all recognize it as the describing it as costliness of something, but for those unfamiliar with our language, it might conjure horrifying images of literal, disembodied ... Read More

How Interpretation Services Work During Conferences

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The phrase translation services probably conjure up a certain image in your mind. Like many people, I’d guess that you will think of a large assembly like the United Nations where there are people from different countries speaking dozens of languages. You’d not be wrong with this image. The United Nations assembly is an excellent example of how important simultaneous ... Read More

Hospitals Rely on Medical Translation Services to Dispense Life-Saving Care

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As the United States grows increasingly more diverse in linguistics and in culture, it is becoming more important than ever that hospitals and medical facilities provide proficient, qualified medical translation services, life science translators and hospital interpreters in order to ensure delivery of the best healthcare for patients. Any lack in interpretation skills can mean disaster for patients – relying ... Read More

Tips to Find the Right Spanish Translator for Your Next Event

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Many companies and non-governmental organizations (NGOs) tend to have a hard time finding fluent Spanish translators for events. Many times they have to settle for who is available and the cost of hiring these translators is far in excess of what a regular translator would cost. Luckily, there are a few places that you can find great Spanish translation services ... Read More