The Importance of Qualified Interpreters: Part 2, Working in the Industry

Population Shifts Are Increasing the Need for Professional Interpreters: Currently there are 350 languages spoken throughout the United States. In 2013, approximately 61.6 million individuals, foreign and U.S. born, spoke a language other than English at home. While the majority of these individuals spoke English with native fluency, about 41% (25.1 million) were considered limited…


The Future of Retail Relies on Website Localization

E-commerce May Be the Death of Brick-and-Mortar Retail Stores: Over the past few years retail stores are falling victim to bankruptcies, store closures, downsizings, and incredibly high volumes of employee layoffs. Shoppers, slowly but surely, are preferring the ease and convenience of online shopping, which means mall and store traffic unfortunately is declining. Instant access…


Implementing Video Remote Interpreting (VRI) Services

Features and Benefits of Video Remote Interpreting (VRI): Video remote interpreting (VRI) is a modern, technologically advanced take on providing interpretation services for limited English proficient (LEP) or deaf individuals. VRI is a remote interpretation service that uses telecommunication software to connect individuals with an interpreter via the internet. It facilitates effective communication without the…


Televised Emergency Briefings Require a Certified American Sign Language (ASL) Interpreter

Utilizing an Unqualified American Sign Language (ASL) Interpreter is a Massive Risk: Hurricane Irma was an incredibly powerful category 5 hurricane. Affected areas include Cape Verde, Leeward Islands, Barbuda, Saint Barthelemy, Anguilla, Saint Martin and the Virgin Islands, Greater Antilles, Cuba, Puerto Rico, Turks and Caicos Islands, The Bahamas and Eastern United States especially Florida.…