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ATA Celebrates International Translation Day 2018

By ATA | September 30, 2018

The American Translators Association will celebrate International Translation Day on Friday, September 28. ATA is set to make this year’s International Translation Day all…

ATA Position Paper Machine Translation: A Clear Approach to a Complex Topic

By ATA | August 14, 2018

ATA’s position on Machine Translation Machine translation is one of several valuable tools that translators can use to produce a professional translation. For reliable…

ATA at "Protect Translators and Interpreters, Protect the World": A Roundtable at the United Nations

By The ATA Chronicle | July 18, 2018

On April 10, 2018, the Permanent Mission of the Republic of Belarus to the United Nations hosted “Protect Translators and Interpreters, Protect the World”…

ATA Members in The Boston Globe and The Daily Beast

By ATA | March 15, 2018

The Boston Globe and The Daily Beast interviewed several members of the American Translators Association for articles concerning the possible summit meeting between U.S.…

Stepping Out on Capitol Hill: ATA’s First Advocacy Day in Washington, DC

By The ATA Chronicle | January 15, 2018

ATA’s 58th Annual Conference in Washington, DC was an opportunity too good to pass up! It was the right time and place for ATA’s first Translation and Interpreting Advocacy Day.

ATA Holds Advocacy Day on Capitol Hill

By ATA | October 25, 2017

The American Translators Association (ATA), the nation’s largest professional organization for translators and interpreters, held its first Translation and Interpreting (T&I) Advocacy Day in…

ATA President David Rumsey Featured on CNBC and PBS Nightly Business Report 

By ATA | July 15, 2017

American Translators Association (ATA) President David Rumsey was featured on CNBC’s Where the Jobs Are series and the PBS Nightly Business Report. The news…

ATA Statement Regarding President Trump’s Executive Order on Immigration Nightly Business Report

By ATA | January 22, 2017

As the voice of over 10,000 interpreters and translators in the United States and abroad, the American Translators Association is very concerned about President…

ATA Urges Continuation of Special Immigrant Visas for Afghan Translators and Interpreters

By ATA | May 30, 2016

The American Translators Association joins 13 translator and interpreter associations to urge continuation of special immigrant visas for Afghan translators and interpreters. The following…

ATA Warns the U.S. Department of Justice Against the Use of Unqualified Interpreters in Immigration Proceedings

By ATA | November 20, 2015

The American Translators Association joins eight associations to warn the U.S. Department of Justice against the use of unqualified interpreters in immigration proceedings. View…

ATA Responds to Department of Homeland Security

By ATA | November 14, 2014

When the Department of Homeland Security called for comment on its Language Access Plans, ATA responded quickly with an in-depth analysis and review. Many…

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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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