Boston Planning and Development Agency Adds New Language Access Rules

By ATA | January 20, 2021

The Boston Planning and Development Agency (BPDA) is rolling out a new set of rules to ensure residents who don’t speak English well or…

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Thousands of Afghan and Iraqi Interpreters Hope Biden will Help Them Resettle in U.S.

By ATA | January 20, 2021

Afghan and Iraqi interpreters facing reprisals for helping American forces hope President-Elect Joe Biden’s incoming administration will offer them asylum in the United States.…

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Translation on Virginia Department of Health’s Website Told Spanish Readers They Didn’t Need COVID-19 Vaccine

By ATA | January 20, 2021

A Google-generated translation on the Virginia Department of Health’s (VDH) website told Spanish readers the COVID-19 vaccine was “not necessary.” The translation in question…

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Newsbriefs: January 20, 2021

By ATA | January 20, 2021

In This Issue: ATA Members Talk, ATA62 Call for Speakers, Remote Interpreting, Next Board Meeting, Business Basics Webinar, New Member Orientation, Mastermind Program, Members Only Webinar, Member Sanctioned, ATA Call for Nominations, The ATA Chronicle, and more

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Newsbriefs: December, 28, 2020

By ATA | December 28, 2020

In This Issue: ATA Petitions CDC, Best ATA Membership 2021, ATA Mentoring Program, Business Basics Webinars, Remote Interpreting, PPP Update: Forgiveness, ATA61 Winner, Latest Translatio, Language Advocacy Days, The ATA Chronicle

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ATA Petitions CDC to Include Interpreters

By ATA | December 22, 2020

Following the release of the U.S. COVID-19 Vaccination Program recommendations, ATA petitioned the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention to explicitly include on-site medical…

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Top Six Reasons You Should Caption Your Social Media Video Content

By ATA | December 3, 2020

No matter what industry you’re in, video content is likely part of your marketing strategy. And if it’s not, it should be. According to…

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Meet GPT-3, the Latest Natural-Language System

By ATA | December 1, 2020

GPT-3, the latest natural-language system, generates tweets, pens poetry, summarizes email, answers trivia questions, learns language by analyzing online texts, and even writes its…

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First Native American Poet to Serve as U.S. Poet Appointed to Rare Third Term

By ATA | December 1, 2020

Joy Harjo, the first Native American poet to serve as U.S. poet laureate, has been reappointed to a rare third term by the Library…

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Oxford English Dictionary Word of the Year Expanded for “Unprecedented” 2020

By ATA | December 1, 2020

The Oxford Languages 2020 Word of the Year campaign looks a little different this time around. This year has seen so many seismic events…

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How ‘Deaf Broadway’ Is Making Musical Theater Loud and Clear

By ATA | December 1, 2020

Deaf actor and director Garrett Zuercher established the theater collective Deaf Broadway in March with the goal of providing unprecedented visual language access to…

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Australian Government Used Google Translate for COVID-19 Messaging

By ATA | December 1, 2020

Documents have revealed Australia’s Department of Home Affairs used Google Translate rather than official translators to communicate with multicultural communities at the beginning of…

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