ATA Newsbriefs is a twice-monthly e-newsletter

Newsbriefs: January 18, 2022

By ATA | January 18, 2022

In This Issue: ATA63 Call for Speakers, Welcome to ATA, Member Orientation, ATA Webinar: memoQ, ATA Mentoring Program, ATA Webinar: Trauma, ATA School Outreach, Workshop: Spanish, Impact of MT Discussion, The ATA Chronicle, and more.

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Despite Opposition, Plan Moves Forward for Students in the U.K. to Learn 1,700 Words for General Certificate Language Exams

By ATA | January 14, 2022

Starting in 2026, students in the U.K. taking the General Certificate of Secondary Education (GCSE) academic qualification exams in Spanish, French, or German will…

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Los Angeles County Foster Care System to Increase Services in Indigenous Languages

By ATA | January 12, 2022

The Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors unanimously passed a motion directing the Los Angeles Department of Children and Family Services (DCFS) to develop…

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Pennsylvania Court Rules Out License Suspensions for DUI Test Refusals if Police Don’t Solve Language Barriers First

By ATA | January 5, 2022

Commonwealth Court of Pennsylvania Judge Patricia McCullough has ruled that the state can no longer continue to suspend drivers’ licenses for refusal to submit…

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Detroit Police Reach Out to the Spanish-Speaking Community through Social Media

By ATA | January 4, 2022

The Detroit Police Department (DPD) announced the launch of a Spanish-language Facebook page and Twitter account as part of an effort to improve communications…

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ATA Newsbriefs is a twice-monthly e-newsletter

Newsbriefs: December 30, 2021

By ATA | December 30, 2021

In This Issue: Mastermind Program, Stay Connected in 2022, Inside Specialization, Webinar: Business Entities, Brainstorm Networking, Member Orientation, B2BB: Client Testimonials, Webinar: memoQ, Monthly Free Webinar, The ATA Chronicle, and more.

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PEN Translates Award Winners from 15 Countries Revealed

By ATA | December 22, 2021

English PEN has named 18 books from 15 countries the winners of this year’s PEN Translates awards, including novels, short story collections, journalism, poetry…

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Meta Adds Sign Language Interpreters for Portal Video Calls

By ATA | December 17, 2021

META (formerly Facebook) now offers video relay services (VRS) on its Portal video calling devices, allowing users to bring English or Spanish American Sign…

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ATA Newsbriefs is a twice-monthly e-newsletter

Newsbriefs: December 16, 2021

By ATA | December 16, 2021

In This Issue: The ATA Podcast, Real Members, Real Benefits, Division Membership, New Year, New Webinar, Brainstorm Networking, Board Mtg Summary, B2BB: Client Testimonials, ATA62 Survey Winner, The ATA Chronicle, and more.

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New Study Suggests Languages Could Go Extinct at a Rate of One Per Month this Century

By ATA | December 16, 2021

Based on a new model similar to those used for predicting species loss, a team of biologists, mathematicians, and linguists in Australia has determined…

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More Than 60,000 Interpreters, Visa Applicants Remain in Afghanistan

By ATA | December 16, 2021

According to the U.S. Department of State, more than 60,000 Afghan interpreters and others who have applied for visas to seek shelter in the…

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New York City Expands Translation of Special Education Plans, but Parents with Limited English Must Request It

By ATA | December 1, 2021

New York City officials said a citywide program to centrally translate students’ individualized education programs (IEPs) will become permanent. IEPs outline a student’s individual…

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