Civil Rights Complaint Filed over Discriminatory Provision of COVID-19 Services to Persons with Limited English Proficiency

By ATA | May 11, 2021

The National Health Law Program (NHeLP) has filed a complaint with multiple U.S. federal agencies contending that federal, state, and local agencies have failed…

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5 Reasons to Join ATA in 2021

By ATA | May 8, 2021

Why should you join the American Translators Association in 2021? Listen to current ATA members tell you how ATA helps them CONNECT, ADVANCE, GROW,…

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Newsbriefs: May 4, 2021

By ATA | May 4, 2021

In This Issue: Podcast: Honors/Awards, ATA Joins Advocacy Effort, Workshop: Note-Taking, Board Mtg Summary, ATA Orientation Session, Nat’l Language Museum, Change in ATA61 Access, AFTI Conf Scholarships, Free ATA Member Webinar, The ATA Chronicle, and more.

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Virginia First State to Offer ASL Video Chats for COVID-19 Call Center

By ATA | May 3, 2021

Virginia has become the first state to provide real-time video chat access to its COVID-19 information call center for users of American Sign Language…

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ATA Joins Red-T in Advocating for Interpreters

By ATA | May 3, 2021

ATA has joined Red-T’s international language coalition and Amnesty International to request the urgent relocation of interpreters who assisted American forces in Afghanistan. In…

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Advocacy in Pennsylvania

By ATA | April 27, 2021

When their negotiations with the Administrative Office of the Pennsylvania Courts (AOPC) regarding the compensation schedule came to a halt, interpreters organized the Tri-State…

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Newsbriefs: April 20, 2021

By ATA | April 20, 2021

In This Issue: Inside Specialization, Next Board Meeting, Workshop: Note-Taking, AFTI Conference Scholarships, Webinar: Gender Perspectives, Webinar: Business Basics, Latest Issue of Translatio, Advocacy in Pennsylvania, ATA61 Virtual Conference, Advertise in Newsbriefs, The ATA Chronicle, and more.

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Upcoming CBS Sitcom The United States of Al Faces Backlash over Afghan Representation

By ATA | April 2, 2021

The trailer for the upcoming CBS sitcom The United States of Al is being criticized for the casting and portrayal of a U.S. military…

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Study Finds Google Translate Still Isn’t Good Enough for Medical Instructions

By ATA | April 2, 2021

According to a new study by researchers from the University of California Los Angeles Medical Center and the Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center in…

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Indiana Bureau of Motor Vehicles Adding Five Languages, Including ASL, to the Written Test

By ATA | April 2, 2021

The Indiana Bureau of Motor Vehicles (BMV) announced the addition of five new languages, including American Sign Language (ASL), to the written portion of…

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St. Louis Metro Partners with St. Louis Mosaic Project for COVID-19 Language Access Initiative

By ATA | April 2, 2021

In Missouri, St. Louis Metro Transit has partnered with the St. Louis Mosaic Project to help ensure that non-English-speaking riders throughout the area have…

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Translations of Amanda Gorman’s Inaugural Poem Spark Debate: Can White Translators Interpret It?

By ATA | April 2, 2021

Millions of Americans heard 23-year-old Amanda Gorman recite her moving poem The Hill We Climb at President Biden’s inauguration on January 20. The poem…

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