How Language Services Support HR

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In any company, good communication is key. 

And how can we ensure that when we deal with a multinational staff? 

Modern workforce is more diverse than ever, with bilingual, multilingual and LEP (Limited English Proficiency) employees. This is especially true in the USA, where international and multilingual teams are pretty common. 

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Where in the World is Karen Carragher?

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We catch up with our Community Engagement Representative Karen about her recent 88 day journey around the globe! We get the full report from our globetrotting team member as she details her trips and the challenges and joys she faced as a deaf woman traveling numerous countries alone. Let’s get in to our piece, “Where in the world is Karen Carragher?”

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What are the Differences Between Simultaneous and Consecutive Interpretation?

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Interpreting has taken on an even more critical role since the pandemic and taken center stage in many of the political talks, negotiations and debates that so many of us follow on a daily basis.  

But did you know that there are distinct separations in the types of interpreting fields that interpreters find themselves in?  

In this piece we’ll explore the differences between community interpreting and non-community interpreting.  

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How we help academic institutions with language accessibility

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It’s critical that we as a nation support our college students that are English Learners (EL) and Deaf & Hard of Hearing (Deaf & HoH).According to the National Association for the Deaf, 1.3% of all currently enrolled college students are Deaf. A broader public school statistic from the National Center for Education Statistics puts some 10.4% (or 5.1 million students) in the category of students learning spoken English.

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What is the difference between community interpreting and non-community interpreting?

Ad Astra Blog Header What is the difference between community interpreting and non-community interpreting

Interpreting has taken on an even more critical role since the pandemic and taken center stage in many of the political talks, negotiations and debates that so many of us follow on a daily basis.  

But did you know that there are distinct separations in the types of interpreting fields that interpreters find themselves in?  

In this piece we’ll explore the differences between community interpreting and non-community interpreting.  

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Your Intro to Using OPI

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Do you want to communicate with a client or patient that doesn’t speak your language? Then over the phone interpreting is just what you might need!Over-the-phone interpretation (OPI) is a remote interpretation service offered by language services providers to facilitate communication between parties who speak different languages through the form of a three-way call.In a modern, hyper-connected world, OPI is also commonly used by companies that seek to reach and retain multicultural customers.

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Funny Stories About Over the Phone Interpreting

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Over the phone interpreting (OPI) has become a critical life-line for many during the last few years of the pandemic. This easy to use and straightforward communication access method can pair most any language combination for an individual with a qualified interpreter via telephone.We sat down with 3 of our Ad Astra over the phone interpreter superstars to learn more about them and their work.

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From the Mouths of OPI Interpreters

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Over the phone interpreting (OPI) has become a critical life-line for many during the last few years of the pandemic. This easy to use and straightforward communication access method can pair most any language combination for an individual with a qualified interpreter via telephone.We sat down with 3 of our Ad Astra over the phone interpreter superstars to learn more about them and their work.

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The Most Common Rare Languages in America

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The nation has experienced considerably more American Sign Language interpretation on their screens and phones due to the many COVID press events and national crisis coverage over the last 2 years. Films and Netflix shows also highlighting Signed Languages has further brought attention to these unique languages.But did you know that there is a dire need for new, diverse Sign Language interpreters and plenty of room to grow in this exciting field. So how does someone go about becoming a Sign Language interpreter? Our Deaf & Hard of Hearing team will lay out how a hearing person can become an effective ASL interpreter!

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The Real Deal on ASL Tech and Apps

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Every few months articles and imagery featuring a young engineer, confidently smiling while wearing a futuristic contraption on their hands makes the rounds.A conversation not taking place enough around these technologies and articles is – who exactly are these tools helping? In this article we’ll layout The Real Deal on ASL Tech and Apps, explaining how some of these tools cause harm and provide you with better perspectives and tech to foster more helpful communication and connection with Deaf individuals.

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