5 Little Changes That Make a Big Difference with Your Interpreter

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Share this Post If you schedule professional interpreters during medical appointments or business meetings, chances are you’re already familiar with the interpretation process. But did you know that there are some things you can do to improve communication between you and your patient or client? These subtle things will make all the difference during your next appointment. Schedule enough time ... Read More

3 Ways to Solve California’s Court Interpreter Shortage

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Share this Post "The reality is we are never going to have enough qualified interpreters in enough languages for every courtroom that needs them at the time they need them."District Court of Appeal Justice, Terrence L. Bruiniers With more than 220 languages spoken in California, but only 1,900 court interpreters representing a small percentage of those languages, the state continues ... Read More

7 Signs You Work in the Language Services Industry

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Whether you’re a scheduler or work in the accounting department, there are several common things we experience in the language services industry. As a language services provider, it is our duty to the non-English speaking and Deaf community and our clients to provide professional language services when in need. It may sound easy to some, but in our “biz” there ... Read More

Hurricane Irma: Multilingual Warnings Issued

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Sign Language Interpreter, Jose Grada (right) with Florida Officials During Press Conference on Thursday, September 7, 2017 Hurricane Irma Warnings Issued in 4 Languages in South Florida September 8, 2017 As Hurricane Irma continues to wreak havoc in the Caribbean, Florida officials are urging residents to evacuate and seek shelter. As the storm is expected to reach the Florida Keys ... Read More

10 Tips for Working with On-site Interpreters

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Whether you’re a seasoned pro when it comes to working with foreign language interpreters, or if it’s something you’re not familiar with, these 10 tips will help you before, during and after an on-site interpretation appointment. Before the Appointment Request an interpreter who is the same gender and age, with a similar background to the person who is not English ... Read More

Working With an ASL Interpreter – Do’s and Don’ts

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Getting to Know the Deaf Community When we hear and think about the Deaf com­munity, we must remember that’s exactly what it is—a community. Like any community, there are “do’s” and “don’ts” of acceptable and unacceptable behavior. There are cultural differences, customs, and interests that are common to one group of individuals versus anoth­er.  If you've never worked with American ... Read More

Interpreting Hurricane Matthew Warnings in ASL

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Sign language interpreter, Marlene Llanes with Miami-Dade county city officials during a morning press conference on Wednesday, October 5, 2016. Accessible Communication for the Deaf is working with Miami officials to issue Hurricane warnings to the Deaf and Hard-of-Hearing community October 6, 2016 This week, Miami-Dade Mayor Carlos Gimenez and city council members issued several press conferences in light of Hurricane ... 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

“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