Speaking of Language

Our team has a lot to say on the subject of language, along with the people, processes and technologies that surround it. Our thoughts are collected here, with frequent additions to keep the conversation fresh. Check back often for new posts, and Contact Us with any questions or topic ideas. Posts are displayed by date with the most recent first. To narrow down by topic, please use the categories to the right.

Ethics in Interpreting
Think back for a moment on all the training courses, “Continuing Education Units,” seminars, webinars, conferences and workshops you’ve attended
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Back to School! A History Lesson on Diversity
In 1974 – just three short years after schools in San Francisco, California were desegregated following a federal court order
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Don’t Overlook the Importance of Braille
When the topic “Language Access Compliance in Healthcare” comes up, most people immediately think of medical interpreters facilitating communication in
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Reducing Stress with Medical Emergency Interpreting
Let’s face it. Going to the hospital is not something that anyone does for fun. It’s called an “emergency” department
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New Survey Reveals Language and Culture Barriers for Hispanics
The Associated Press-NORC Center for Public Affairs Research recently surveyed nearly 500 Hispanic Adults in the U.S. on the important
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Video Remote Interpreting (VRI) – Not just for Hospitals!
POP QUIZ! Which of the following medical facilities must offer language services to Limited English Proficient patients? A. A family
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Interpreting Protected Health Information
The Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (“HIPAA“) and its supporting regulations protect what’s called “Protected Health Information” or “PHI.”
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Translation Quality Assessment: Automated Quality Checks
In this Blog Series, we’re exploring the many aspects of assessing translation quality. So far, we’ve Discussed the importance of
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global translation accuracy
Global English. What Is It and Why Should You Use It?
In his recent Blog, “Translation Quality Assessment: Assessing Quality at the Source,” Vocalink Global’s Director of Localization Solutions, Mohamed Hassan,
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A Global Voice for the Gig Economy
It used to be that “going global” with your business was a big deal. The belief that “only the ‘big
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Language and Interpreting - Video Remote Interpretation
Language and Interpreting: Past, Present and Future
Sometime between 50,000 and 2 Million years ago, human beings began talking to each other. If our distant ancestors are
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