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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,…

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.

From the President: Helping Members Through Difficult Times

By The ATA Chronicle | May 11, 2020

From the President Ted R. Wozniak president@atanet.org As I write this, we’re about two months into the coronavirus pandemic in the United States. According…

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…

ATA Members and the CARES Act

By ATA | April 1, 2020

Last week, Congress passed, and President Trump signed into law, the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act, which is intended to mitigate…

Freelance Translators and Interpreters Need Relief

By ATA | March 20, 2020

As Congress and the executive branch consider relief measures to combat the economic fallout of the coronavirus pandemic, they must remember to include freelance…

Updated: Assembly Bill 5: What Now?

By The ATA Chronicle | March 13, 2020

Get involved in standing up for our profession! Start with this how-to advocacy handout, a step-by-step action plan showing you how to present your case to state lawmakers. The information includes how to find your representatives and sample talking points to use in letters or conversations with legislators.

From the President: Advocacy and Other Business

By The ATA Chronicle | March 13, 2020

From the President Ted R. Wozniak president@atanet.org As I conclude the third month of my term as president, I find myself spending a lot…

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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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