Language Services for COVID-19 Contact Tracing

The importance of language services for COVID-19 contact tracing efforts cannot be understated. Language access is an essential tool during the ongoing coronavirus health crisis. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, as of November 16th, 2020, there were at least 11.1 million cases of coronavirus (resulting in 246k deaths) in the United 

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Interpreters for Zoom and Remote Meetings: Fast, Reliable Language Support

“Can we use language interpreters for Zoom meetings?” If your organization has engaged in video conferencing or remote work this year, that may be a question you’ve asked. Fortunately for organizations across the country, adding interpreters for Zoom (and other remote meetings) is easy!  There’s no doubt that Zoom meetings have become a part of 

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Language Services for Private Practices: Patient Care in 300+ Languages

Language services for private practices promote effective communication between health care professionals and limited-English proficient (LEP) and Deaf and Hard of Hearing patients. The need for qualified medical interpreters has grown swiftly due to the growing number of LEP patients in the United States, and the increased need for Telehealth solutions in health care. In 

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10 Tips to Choosing a Language Services Company for Remote Interpreting

Since the beginning of the COVID-19 health crisis, organizations have seen a greater need for remote interpreting services. For organizations who find themselves in this situation, how can you be sure that a language services company can provide quality remote interpreting services? While more and more businesses are offering remote language services as part of 

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How Education Systems Use Language Services to Ensure EL Students Progress Academically

As United States schools become more linguistically and culturally diverse, is important to look at how education systems use language services to ensure that ELL students are progressing academically. In Fall of 2015, the percentage of public school students in the United States who were ELLs (English Language Learner) was 9.5%, amounting to 4.8 million public 

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Using Telehealth to Care for Limited-English Proficient Patients (Infographic)

The need for social distancing between healthcare professionals and patients has driven more rapid adoption of telehealth technologies. The COVID-19 pandemic has increased the demand for telehealth after steadily increasing over the past several years, and telehealth usage is expected to rise 64.3% in 2020, according to a recent report. For many Americans, the switch 

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Free Support Materials for Communicating with Non-English Speakers

When language barriers arise, it can be stressful for staff, as well as for your non-English speaking clients and patients. 61.6 million United States residents speak a language other than English at home. Can you serve them? Regardless of industry, chances are, you’ll need professional assistance communicating with non-English speakers. A trusted name in language 

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Video Remote Interpreting in Education Settings

As schools across the country continue with distance learning, Video Remote Interpreting in Education settings proves to be a valuable interpretation service to support the needs of LEP, ELL, Deaf, and Hard-of-Hearing students, families, and communities. The number of students, parents, and caregivers in need of language support grows as the United States continues to 

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Medical Interpreters and VRI: Overcoming Language Barriers in Health Care with Video Remote Interpreting

Communication in health care settings is vital. 9% of the United States population is at risk for an adverse patient safety event as the result of a language discrepancy. When a patient’s primary language isn’t English, on-demand language support, such as VRI or over-the-phone interpreting services, makes it possible to communicate quickly and effectively, regardless 

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Changing Trends in Language Interpretation Services

Why are language interpretation services crucial for organizations? Currently, 8% of the United States population is limited English proficient (LEP). That number is expected to grow, as immigration is projected to account for 88% of the United States population increase through 2065. Language diversity has continued to grow in the United States, with more than 

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