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 [...]

Interpreters: Independent Contractors or Employees?

Over the past several years, the United States Department of Labor ramped up its scrutiny of the classification of workers as “independent contractors.” Both the National Labor Relations Board [...]

A Day in the Life of an Interpreter

Vocalink Global sends its on-site interpreters out to interpret around 170 times every day, on average. Most businesses that use interpreting services see only a small slice of the interpreting [...]

Global Communications with Vialink: Video Remote Interpreting

See the power of real global communication! Today, overcoming the language and communication barriers to international commerce is the key to global market success. Vocalink, a leading [...]

City, courts to translate for immigrants, refugees

Read Full Article: City, courts to translate for immigrants, refugees Influx in foreign speakers creating a linguistic problem, officials say.   By Cornelius Frolik – Staff Writer, [...]

United We Are Strong!

This past week I had the pleasure of being part of International Medical Interpreters Association (IMIA) Annual Conference in Rockville, Maryland and United We Are Strong was the theme of the [...]

Five Minutes Can Put You at Risk!

“I only have to talk to the patient for five minutes we do not need the interpreter.”  In that five minutes you can put the patient, your facility and your career at risk. Five minutes Triage – [...]

I am only making $20 on this patient, I can’t afford an interpreter!

This is a phrase I hear from so many physicians as I work with them on the importance of having an interpreter for a Limited English Proficient (LEP) patient.  It is a tough pill to swallow for a [...]

Vocalink Announces TCI Schedule for 2015

We are excited to announce that we have set the dates for the Dayton/Cincinnati area TCI classes for 2015. What is The Community Interpreter training program? If you want to become a [...]

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