Revamped White House Website Aims for Inclusivity and Accessibility

By ATA | February 17, 2021

Shortly after President Joe Biden took office, sharp-eyed internet users noticed several major changes relating to the inclusivity and accessibility of the White House’s…

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Rutgers University Translation Program Aids Newark’s COVID-19 Contact Tracing Efforts

By ATA | February 17, 2021

Faculty, students, and alumni of the School of Arts and Sciences-Newark (SASN) at Rutgers University in Newark, New Jersey, have found many ways to…

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New York Lawmakers Pitch Bill Requiring State COVID Websites to Offer Translations

By ATA | February 17, 2021

Two New York lawmakers want to ensure that New Yorkers who do not speak English as their primary language have access to the latest…

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Newsbriefs: February 16, 2021

By ATA | February 16, 2021

In This Issue: It’s Here!, Podcast: ATA 2020 Review, AV Doubleheader, ATA62 Conference, Renew for 2021, ATA 2021 Elections, Mentoring Program, Members-Only Webinar, Virtual School Outreach, Update Your Safelist, The ATA Chronicle, and more.

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Newsbriefs: February 1, 2021

By ATA | February 1, 2021

In This Issue: ATA62 Call for Speakers, New Member Orientation, Second PPP, ATA Contacts the CDC, Did You Renew, Audiovisual Doubleheader, Business Basics Webinar, Board Mtg Summary, ATA Call for Nominations, ATA at ILR Mtg, The ATA Chronicle, and more.

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ATA Requests the CDC to Explicitly List Interpreters

By ATA | January 22, 2021

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) reviewed ATA’s December 17 request to include medical interpreters and other onsite interpreters as essential workers…

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With Indigenous Language Classes on Hold, University of Winnipeg Launches New Ojibway Radio Drama

By ATA | January 20, 2021

Canada’s University of Winnipeg has created an Ojibway radio drama to fill the gap left when Indigenous community language courses were put on hold…

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Medical Interpreter Is Voice for Baltimore’s Latino Patients during COVID-19 Treatment

By ATA | January 20, 2021

Elsa Aguilar Bustos serves as a medical interpreter at Baltimore’s Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center, helping Latino patients navigate the intricacies of treatment for…

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Dispute Erupts over Translation Rights to New Nobel Laureate

By ATA | January 20, 2021

After winning the Nobel Prize in Literature, Louise Glück has found herself at the heart of less-welcome publicity due to a dispute over who…

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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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