ELL Students: The Importance of Language Access in Schools

The growing number of limited-English proficient students in U.S. schools highlights the importance of language access in schools and educational institutions. Approximately 4.8 million students in U.S. public schools have limited English language skills that impact their ability to learn in educational settings. Schools must, under Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, 

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Health Care Interpretation: Improving the Quality of Patient Care

Health Care Interpretation promotes effective communication between limited-English proficient and Deaf and Hard of Hearing patients and health care providers. Because of the growing number of LEP patients in the United States, the demand for qualified health care interpreters has grown swiftly. In fact, the U.S. Census Bureau reports over 350 languages spoken in U.S. 

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Today’s 911 Call Center: The Importance of Language Support

More than 240 million calls are made to 911 call center each year. While emergency services professionals deal with urgent situations every day, a language barrier can heighten an already stressful event for all parties. What happens when the emergency caller doesn’t speak English? In the United States today, certified interpreters are available and ready to join emergency 

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4 Key Competencies of a Qualified Medical Interpreter [Infographic]

What role does a qualified medical interpreter play in health care? Going to the doctor can be an intimidating experience for anyone. But imagine there is a language barrier between you and the medical staff that keeps you from describing your medical symptoms or giving your medical history. For 25.1 million limited-English proficient American residents, this is 

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