2019 – The Year of Indigenous Languages

In whatever situation you find yourself, communication is key.  That’s a no brainer. Yet, there are many people in the world today left struggling with constant communication barriers. One of the [...]

Workplace Safety for Your Multicultural Organization

As we gear up for the Ohio Safety Congress & Expo here at Vocalink, we’re thinking a lot about employee safety and security. When considering workplace safety, it is common to think of [...]

The ABC’s of Braille Literacy

January is National Braille Literacy Awareness Month in honor of Louis Braille, who developed Braille. Louis Braille was born in January of 1809 and this year marks the 210th anniversary of his [...]

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 [...]

Another Google Translate Blunder

Google Translate is a pretty amazing, free tool. But when it comes to really important things – like the fundamental right and privilege of American citizens to vote in public elections – [...]

Compassionate End of Life Care Should Know No Language

A recent study posted in Mayo Clinic Proceedings[1] reported some startling revelations about how Limited English Proficient (LEP) patients are treated during end of life care. The study looked [...]

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 topic of communication in health care. While the survey [...]

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 dogs’ go global” was pretty commonplace. With the advent of technology combined with efficient, [...]

New ACA Non-Discrimination Rules

July 18th is coming! Are you ready? On July 18, 2016, the long-awaited final rule implementing Section 1557 of the Affordable Care Act (ACA): Nondiscrimination in Health Programs and Activities [...]

page 1 of 2