Let’s Get Educated – The Role Translation & Interpretation Play in Education

Professional translation and interpreting services share importance in the American educational system. These services ensure clear and accurate communication between school officials and their [...]

Down the Interpreting Rabbit Hole

The Joint Commission’s vision is for all people to experience the safest, highest quality, best-value healthcare. Of course, effective communication from registration through after-care [...]

Daylight Saving Time Impacting Culture

This past weekend, about 40% of countries worldwide recognized Daylight Saving Time (DST) by shifting clocks across the globe. DST represents a seasonal time change aimed at maximizing daylight [...]

A Professional Interpreter – It’s Worth It

According to the US Census Bureau, more than 25 million Americans speak English “less than very well” [1]. That means this specific population is less able to access adequate health care, [...]

Where is Braille Required by Law?

This month, we’ve highlighted Braille in recognition of National Braille Literacy Awareness month. We began with an overview of Braille terminology in the “The ABC’s of Braille.” Next, we took a [...]

The Right to Remain Silent in Any Language

You Have the Right To Remain Silent Anyone familiar with America police drama TV shows, movies, or books knows these famous lines:   You have the right to remain silent. Anything you say can [...]

Court Decision: No “Absolute Right” to Waive Interpreting

We spend a lot of time talking about the circumstances under which organizations must provide interpreting services to their customers, patients, employees, and/or the public. But what about the [...]

Overcoming Low Cognitive Academic Language Proficiency

It’s December and high school students across Ohio are taking “end-of-course exams.” These exams are one of the ways students can earn the “graduation points” they need to graduate with a high [...]

A Win-Win: Engage Your Multilingual Workforce and Manage Risk

In our last blog, we discussed a recent court decision that found an employer’s anti-harassment workplace policy was “defective or dysfunctional” because a Spanish-speaking foreman (aka, a [...]

Court Finds Untranslated Employment Policy “Defective or Dysfunctional”

In the era of #MeToo, employers must carefully craft and enforce policies prohibiting sexual harassment and discrimination in the workplace. It’s not only the right thing to do, but it’s also a [...]