Court Interpreters: Improving Language Access in Legal and Judicial Settings

Court interpreters are vital in legal proceedings. Court qualified interpreters provide communication and understanding for limited-English proficient and deaf and hard-of-hearing court participants. In short, court interpreters help all people involved to understand the proceedings, regardless of the language they speak. Interpreting services in legal and judicial settings can be provided by an on-site interpreter, 

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Emerging Language Trends in Major American Markets

Diversity is at the heart of America. As populations continue to shift, and we become more diverse, the need for effective language services increases in all industries across the United States and qualified interpreters and translators are high-value members in serving the needs of linguistically diverse populations. The growing need for language services and new 

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Written Translation Services for US Government Agencies

Understanding the Need, Impact, and Process of Written Translation Services for US Government Agencies Government translators are essential to public services as the number of limited-English-proficient speakers in the United States continues to grow. The number of foreign-language speakers increased by 2.2 million between 2010 and 2013, and 1 in 5 U.S. residents now speaks a language other 

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Legal Language Services: Legal Interpretation and Translation

Effective communication is critical in the legal industry, especially when serving culturally and linguistically diverse populations. As of 2013, more than 20 percent (61.8 million) of individuals living in the United States spoke a language other than English in their home. With a growing number of limited English proficient (LEP) individuals nationwide, legal language services are a 

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How 7 Major Industries Benefit from Translation Language Services [Infographic]

Why are translation language services crucial to organizations? Success in a global world means that organizations must have the ability to communicate effectively with non-English speakers in their native language. In order to effectively communicate in writing with multicultural consumers, you may require language translation services to provide your customers with vital written information in the languages they 

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The Impact of Language Services in Law Enforcement

Between 1990 and 2013, the United States has seen an 80% growth in the limited-English proficient (LEP) population–reaching 25.1 million in 2013. Linguistic diversity in the U.S. makes language services in law enforcement a critical component in overcoming language barriers that can have a negative impact on public service. Improving communication for limited-English proficient and deaf and 

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Emergency Preparedness: Language Access and Public Safety

As we deal with evacuations and the effects of Hurricane Florence, we are reminded that when an emergency or disaster strikes, emergency preparedness and response is critical for public safety. Responding to evacuation notices and other crucial information can be difficult and stressful for everyone, but it can cause even more strain for Limited English 

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The Impact of Language Interpretation for Government Agencies

Written Translation and Language Interpretation for Government Agencies: Building Trust in Public Services   Between 1990 and 2013, the United States has seen an 80% growth in the limited-English proficient (LEP) population–reaching 25.1 million in 2013. Linguistic diversity in the U.S. makes language interpretation for government agencies a critical component in overcoming language barriers that 

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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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Efficiency and Compliance: The Value of Government Interpreters

Government interpreters are an essential part of public services in the U.S. today as the number of limited-English-proficient speakers continues to grow nationwide. According to data from the 2013 American Community Survey (ACS), the number of foreign-language speakers increased 2.2 million between 2010 and 2013 (United States Census Bureau), and 1 in 5 U.S. residents 

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