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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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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Translator Pleads Guilty to Sharing Military Secrets

By ATA | April 2, 2021

According to the U.S. Department of Justice, a former U.S. military translator has pleaded guilty to divulging classified information to a Lebanese official with…

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‘Special and Beautiful’ Whistled Language Echoes Around This Island

By ATA | March 15, 2021

On La Gomera, one of the Canary Islands in Spain, a whistling language is still in use thanks to mandatory classes for schoolchildren. The…

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Minnesota Governor Proclaims Day in Honor of His ASL Interpreter

By ATA | March 15, 2021

Governor Tim Walz proclaimed March 9 as “Nic Zapko Day” in honor of the American Sign Language (ASL) interpreter who has appeared at nearly…

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Mindestabstandsregelung: That’s 6 Feet Apart to You

By ATA | March 15, 2021

In a language known for its tongue-twisting words, Germans have coined over 1,200 terms to describe the rules and realities of the pandemic. They’re…

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U.S. Department of Justice Says South Carolina School District Must Provide Language Access for Limited-English-Proficient Parents

By ATA | March 15, 2021

The U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) announced it has settled an investigation over complaints that the Charleston County School District of South Carolina did…

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Dutch and Catalan Translators of Amanda Gorman’s Work Withdraw after Uproar that Black Translators Weren’t Chosen

By ATA | March 15, 2021

Two translators who were commissioned by different publishers to translate The Hill We Climb, the poem American writer Amanda Gorman read at President Joe…

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