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Avoiding Translation Scams

Be Aware of Translation Scams: Many important documents are in need of translation in order to conduct business or provide services to the many limited English proficient (LEP) individuals living in the United States. Medical history, legal agreements, governmental aid applications amongst other important documentation, oftentimes need to be translated. As the demand for translation…

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Saving Lives Through Interpretation Services

Language Barriers Present Challenges in Medical Settings: Diversity within the American population is the leading contributor to language barriers, misunderstandings and poor limited English proficient (LEP) patient care in medical settings. As far back as 1996, the Emory University School of Medicine conducted a report where the objective was to determine how often interpreters were…

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Use Localization to Target Consumers in Diverse Metropolitan Cities

Large Metropolitan Cities Attract Diverse People: Large metropolitan cities attract people from all over the world wanting to live near beautiful architecture, an assortment of restaurants, easy transportation systems, public parks and amazing entertainment options. The appeal is attractive to many, so naturally the population of these large cities is extremely culturally and linguistically diverse.…

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Professional Interpretation Services Can Prevent Injustice

Poor Court Interpretation Leads to Misunderstandings: In Chesterfield, Virginia, Patricia Michelsen-King quietly observed a court proceeding while she waited her turn to provide interpretation services for the next hearing. Suddenly a man shouted out loud from the back of the courtroom in Spanish, “I didn’t rape anybody!” Michelsen-King, who teaches Spanish interpretation at Virginia Commonwealth…

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Integrating Language Services to Improve Patient Care

Language Diversity Challenges Healthcare Providers: Hospitals and healthcare facilities are struggling to effectively provide professional healthcare services to the linguistically diverse population in the United States. Language barriers prevent provider patient communication, thus resulting in substandard care and possible malpractice. Communication in healthcare is of the utmost importance, when a language barrier is present patients…