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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 language services company, is making it easier than ever to conduct business around the world with the introduction of Vialink video remote interpreting.

Vialink™ combines a secure video conference call with a […]

City, courts to translate for immigrants, refugees

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City, courts to translate for immigrants, refugees
Influx in foreign speakers creating a linguistic problem, officials say.
 

By Cornelius Frolik – Staff Writer, Dayton Daily News

Faced with an influx of immigrants and refugees into the region, Dayton’s municipal court system and some legal departments plan to translate vital documents into other common languages.

“Our goal […]

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 conference.

It is the perfect theme for a group of professional interpreters, language service providers and hospitals to work together to better improve […]

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 – trying to get by without the interpreter during triage can result in confusion of symptoms, delay in care and patient […]

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 small doctor’s office to understand what is on […]

Interpreters: Independent Contractors or Employees?

In 2014, the U.S. Department of Labor ramped up its scrutiny of the classification of workers as “independent contractors.” Both the National Labor Relations Board and the Internal Revenue Service followed suit. Why are three, major governmental agencies laser-focused on this issue?

The simple answer is The Affordable Care Act. The ACA, sometimes called “Obama Care,” […]

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 community interpreter, come and attend the most respected program for community interpreting in the U.S. Whether you are a bilingual employee, a contract interpreter or someone starting out, […]

Vocalink Louisville Holiday Party

It’s official! We are open for business!

The Vocalink Louisville office had its first Holiday Party ever on December 12, 2014!  It was a great opportunity for the office staff and interpreters to mingle and get to know each other better, win door prices and funny awards, all while enjoying some light refreshments. More than 30 […]

Why Do I Need an Interpreter? A Nurse’s Perspective

After working as a trauma nurse for over twenty years I decided one day that I was done. Little did I know that a past experience would lead me to a new career that I absolutely love and that I am very passionate about. I now recruit interpreters!

As an emergency trauma nurse I saw it all. […]

Interpreting vs. Translation

Many people are confused about the difference between Translations and Interpreting, I know I was. When we look at linguistics management, we need to look at how we manage and identify the difference between TRANSLATION and INTERPRETATION.

I think that most people will agree that Translation is the process of translating words or text from one language to another.  […]