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Advocacy in Pennsylvania: Court Interpreters Win Fair Compensation

By ATA | November 30, 2021

Earlier this year, when the Administrative Offices of the Pennsylvania Courts announced plans to reduce pay for remote interpreting by 50%, ATA joined the Tri-State Language Access Coalition (TSLAC) to…

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ATA Calls for Fair Working Conditions for Translators in the Entertainment Industry

ATA Calls for Fair Working Conditions for Translators in the Entertainment Industry

By ATA | November 18, 2021

The American Translators Association (ATA) has shared an open letter in response to recent statements in the press and on social media about a shortage of professional translators and subtitlers.…

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ATA Position Paper on Remote Interpreting

ATA Position Paper on Remote Interpreting

By ATA | August 30, 2021

ATA’s position on Remote Interpreting Remote interpreting is used in place of on-site interpreting whenever qualified interpreters in the languages needed are unavailable or when meeting in person is not…

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Industry News

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European Union Young Translators Contest Kicks Off

Secondary schools in all European Union (EU) countries can now start enrolling for Juvenes Translatores, the European Commission’s annual translation…

How Language Classes Are Moving Past the Gender Binary

Languages that contain only “he” and “she” pronouns pose problems for communicating about gender identity. Here’s how some language teachers…

Leicestershire Police Clamping Down on Interpreter Fraud

The chief of police in Leicestershire, England, warned that people trying to pass themselves off as interpreters “will be dealt…

Third Circuit Court Says Speakers of English Dialects Have Right to Interpreter

The Third U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals has ruled that immigration judges must ascertain whether those facing deportation who speak…

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