E52: ATA 2020 in Review

By Teresa Kelly | February 15, 2021

How did ATA do in 2020? From membership to advocacy, from professional development to honors and awards, ATA members pulled together to make things happen for their colleagues.

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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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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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Language for the Good of All: ATA Members Make a Difference in the National Language Service Corps

By The ATA Chronicle | November 20, 2020

Volunteers for the National Language Service Corps (NLSC), a U.S. Department of Defense program authorized by Congress, provide linguistic expertise and cultural competencies across the entire federal government. Learn what three ATA members have to say about their experiences working with NLSC and why you should consider signing up.

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ATA Celebrates International Translation Day 2020 with “How Your Smartphone was Made Thanks to Translators and Interpreters”

By The ATA Chronicle | November 20, 2020

  A United Nations resolution passed in 2017 recognizes International Translation Day (September 30) as the day to pay tribute to the work of…

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ATA Joins Coalition in Call for PPE for Healthcare Interpreters

By ATA | November 16, 2020

ATA, along with six other T&I organizations, has signed an open letter calling for the provision of personal protective equipment to onsite healthcare interpreters.…

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ATA Position on Mandatory Employee Classification Legislation

By ATA | September 24, 2020

The American Translators Association (ATA), the voice of interpreters and translators in the United States, represents 10,000 professional translators and interpreters who work in…

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International Translation Day — It wouldn’t be possible without translators and interpreters!

By The Savvy Newcomer | September 22, 2020

2020 has been a year of changes and “new normals” but one thing hasn’t changed: translators and interpreters still power the world’s communications. ATA…

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Helping Members Advance Professionally during a Unique Time

By The ATA Chronicle | September 16, 2020

More than six months since a national health emergency was declared, our lives continue to be shaped by the global pandemic. We’re all eagerly…

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COVID-19 Best Practices for Interpreters

By ATA | August 17, 2020

Many ATA members are essential workers who risk exposure to COVID-19 in order to ensure equal access to vital services, such as healthcare, legal,…

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InterpretAmerica 2020: A Timely Response to an Unprecedented Crisis

By The ATA Chronicle | May 11, 2020

In early March, when it became clear that the world was headed toward global lockdown because of the COVID-19 pandemic, the interpreting profession was thrown into nearly universal chaos. To respond to the crisis, InterpretAmerica held a two-hour online panel to discuss how to ensure professional interpreting services during the pandemic and beyond.

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Helping Members Through Difficult Times

By The ATA Chronicle | May 11, 2020

As I write this, we’re about two months into the coronavirus pandemic in the United States. According to at least one model, the situation…

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