31 Years Later – ASL & the Deaf Community

March 2019 marks the 31st year since the historic protest among the deaf community surrounding Gallaudet University’s election of a hearing person as the seventh president of the school. This [...]

Have You Witnessed Live Interpreting? Me Neither, Until Now.

Vocalink Global’s language interpreters help others communicate across language and culture around 650,000 minutes every month.   Our on-site interpreters facilitate effective communication about [...]

Tips for Working with an Interpreter

We recently reviewed why it is important to use a professional interpreter to ensure effective communication with Limited-English-Proficient (LEP) individuals, whether they’re your patient, [...]

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 [...]

Modern Usage of Braille in Today’s Society

In our previous blog, “The ABC’s of Braille Literacy,” we learned the most important terminology surrounding Braille. In this blog, we’ll take a look at the modern usage of Braille. How is [...]

The Language of Interpreting

Over the recent holiday season, we brought you the Twelve Terms of Translation, offering definitions for some of the most commonly used terms in the world of document and website translation and [...]

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 [...]

The Interpreter Who Made Thanksgiving Possible

Americans celebrate Thanksgiving on the fourth Thursday of November every year. Thanksgiving is rooted in the historic cooperation between the Pilgrims who settled at Plymouth Rock in [...]

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 [...]