5 Tools Everyone in the Translation Industry Should be Using Right Now (And it’s NOT Google)

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As the debate between human translators versus technology continues, one thing is for certain: as business goes global, the need for translation services growing. Google Translate is fast, easy-to-use, convenient and is a household name brand. But can Google really accommodate the translation of academic journals, legal contracts, pharmaceutical research, essays and so forth? The spark of the debate comes ... Read More

Coming Together for Minority Communities

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No One Should Stand Alone At IU Group we build bridges to close language gaps between English speakers and non-English speakers. Our work aides those who provide these individuals with the basic right to health care services, legal representation and right to live freely in their neighborhoods.  Since 1970, we’ve worked with dozens of businesses from coast-to-coast to ensure persons ... Read More

5 Tips to Manage a Multilingual Workforce

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As the US workforce becomes increasingly diverse, business communication becomes a challenge in a multilingual environment. Business owners and managers alike are looking for ways to motivate, manage and keep employees happy. Maintaining positive employee morale is a result of good communication. The challenge management faces is  communicating with staff when language barriers are present. Here's 5 Tips to Manage ... Read More

The Role of Language Services During Political Campaigns

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Unbeknownst to some, foreign language services play a large role in political campaigns and elections. As millions of Americans rush to the polls on Election Day, many will take advantage of mandated language services. It’s one thing to complete the grueling process of obtaining citizenship. Understanding how to vote, deciphering the forms and ballots is confusing enough for English speakers, ... Read More

6 Ways to Celebrate International Translation Day

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Did you know International Translation Day is celebrated every September 30?   This year, the International Federation of Translators’ (FIT) theme for International Translation Day is “Connecting Worlds.” The theme, submitted by the American Translators Association, is designed to generate awareness of the impact interpreters and translators have on international communication. The first three examples are how FIT encourages its member organizations ... Read More

Difference Between Brazilian Portuguese and European Portuguese

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Brazilian vs European Portuguese Portuguese may be the official language of Brazil, but it is not indigenous to the South American continent. The language actually stems from across the Atlantic, in Portugal. There are a few distinct differences in Brazilian Portuguese and European Portuguese, so if you have plans to travel abroad to Rio de Janiero for the 2016 Olympic ... Read More

NFL Goes International

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Miami Dolphins Cheerleaders Most Diverse in NFL History The Miami Dolphins cheerleading squad is now the most diverse cheer squad in NFL history.  On August 3, the Associated Press reported that 36 women from 28 international cities in eight countries were selected for the Dolphin’s 2016-2017 cheer team. Will Language Be an Issue? The squad’s members represent eight countries and five languages. ... Read More

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

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