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ATA Supports Members During the COVID-19 Pandemic

By ATA | March 23, 2021

To support ATA Members and others in the T&I community who may have lost business or encountered other hurdles due to COVID-19, ATA is…

ATA Asks Senate to Amend PRO Act

By ATA | March 12, 2021

Stand Up, Take Action! The Protecting the Right to Organize Act of 2021, also known as PRO Act, represents a dramatic change in U.S.…

ATA Endorses H.R. 1009 to Require Federal Agencies to Translate Materials Related to COVID-19

By ATA | March 11, 2021

ATA has written a letter endorsing legislation requiring all Federal agencies to translate COVID-19 materials into multiple languages no later than seven days after…

ATA Joins Forces with the Association of Language Companies to Bridge the Education/Career Gap

By The ATA Chronicle | March 7, 2021

Language services companies increasingly need qualified talent to fill positions in translation, interpreting, localization, language instruction, testing, and more. Unfortunately, too few language majors enter the marketplace with real-world skills. The ALC Bridge project came into being to close the gap between the needs of academic institutions that are looking for job opportunities for their language students, and the business world, which is seeking students who are well prepared for careers in the language services industry.

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…

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…

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.

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…

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.…

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…

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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