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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.…

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…

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…

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,…

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.

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…

What Are Translation-Specific Tool Providers and Developers Doing to Assist Translators During COVID-19?

By The ATA Chronicle | May 11, 2020

In light of the current situation, it was suggested that I write something connecting technology with our all-consuming health crisis. None of us can…

ATA Members and the CARES Act

By The ATA Chronicle | May 11, 2020

The Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act, or the “CARES Act,” provides emergency assistance and health care response for individuals, families, and businesses affected by the 2020 coronavirus pandemic. Here’s a summary of the provisions that are pertinent to ATA members.

ATA's Statement on California Senate Bill 900 Amending AB 5

By The ATA Chronicle | May 11, 2020

An amendment to AB 5 has been introduced to the California Legislature. While SB 900 is an improvement on the situation under AB 5, ATA believes there are several issues that should be addressed and resolved before ATA can fully support the bill.

ATA Sends Open Letter to the California Assembly and Senate

By ATA | April 14, 2020

California AB 2257 will be heard by California’s influential Senate Appropriations Committee on Monday, August 17. This is the last chance for the bill…


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E58: ATA Advocacy

In episode 58 of The ATA Podcast, Advocacy Committee Chair Lorena Ortiz Schneider talks with Host Matt Baird about ATA’s efforts to educate the public about translators and interpreters, and how you can help make a difference.

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E52: ATA 2020 in Review

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