New Medical Interpreter Law Proposed

In the United States, there's already a federal law stating hospitals have to provide equal language access to limited English proficient (LEP) patients —...

New research on hospital interpreter use

The evidence that professional interpreters improve patient health is overwhelming — so why don't more American health care facilities provide interpreters? Two new studies...

Hawaii to Expand Medical Interpretation Services

A new state bill could require Hawaii island hospitals to provide medical interpretation services for speakers of Micronesian languages such as Chuukese and Marshallese....

New York City Invests $4 Million in Language Access

In an attempt to improve its communication efforts with multilingual families and students with limited English proficiency (LEP), New York City is investing $4...

Nuremberg Trials, 75 years of Simultaneous Interpretation

75 years after its first use at the Nuremberg Military Tribunals, simultaneous interpretation is still modeled largely after the process implemented by the Allies...

KUDO Launches Language Access on International Sign Language Day

KUDO Inc., a multilingual software-as-a-service (SaaS) company based in New York City, announced the launch of its new KUDO Language Access platform, which provides...

Refugee Crisis Means More Demand for Pashto, Dari Interpreters

Organizations providing aid to Afghan refugees across the United States are struggling to keep up with the demand for language services for the recent...

New Mexico’s Language Access Services Best in U.S.

In its recently released Justice Index, the National Center for Access to Justice (NCAJ) named the state of New Mexico as the number one...

Oregon’s healthcare interpreter law goes into effect next week

Beginning next week, non-English-speaking residents of Oregon will benefit from expanded language access measures in the state’s healthcare system. House Bill 2359 (HB 2359) addresses...

Emergency services dispatcher hung up on Spanish-speaking caller in fatal fire,...

Lehigh County, in the eastern US state of Pennsylvania, is the subject of a lawsuit filed in federal court on October 20 alleging, among...

KUDO Marketplace Listed On TIME’s 100 Best Inventions of 2021

KUDO, the New York City-based company behind KUDO Marketplace, was recognized earlier today as one of the 100 most innovative inventors of 2021 by...

Second Ukrainian interpreter weeps during European Parliament address

A second Ukrainian interpreter, this time translating Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky’s address to the European Parliament into English, went viral on social media today after the powerful words left him in tears.

Fake Interpreter Going to Prison

Mirwais Patang is not an interpreter, but he's now facing two years in prison for pretending to be one. When Patang was 18, The Evening...

AMN Languages Services Reports on LEP in Healthcare

AMN Languages Services, the division of AMN Healthcare that provides medical interpretation services, recently conducted a survey documenting the diversity of languages used in...

Fix PRO Act and Reaffirm what California Got Right

MultiLingual invites opinion pieces such as this one from our readers. To share your ideas please contact editor@multilingual.com Have you heard of the federal PRO...

Al Arabiya interpreter goes viral for questionable error in King Charles...

Everybody makes mistakes, but it surely stings a bit more when that mistake is broadcast on live television. An interpreter working for the Dubai-based news channel Al Arabiya likely learned that lesson this past week after accidentally leading an audience to believe that King Charles III was pleased to announce the death of his mother.

Apple to provide interpreters in stores

International tech company Apple plans to up the availability of American Sign Language (ASL) interpreters in its stores, reports information site iLounge. In the...

The dispute over Sanremo Music Festival’s sign language performances

The Sanremo Music Festival, which began this year on Feb. 1, began offering sign language accommodations in 2020. This year, however, sign language performances will be no more, after a dispute between Sanremo in LIS' artistic director and Radiotelevisione italiana.

Study says interpreters can bridge gap between doctors and LEP parents

A study recently published in JAMA Pediatrics showed that parents who have limited English proficiency (LEP) are less likely to feel comfortable asking doctors and other hospital personnel follow-up questions about their child’s care or treatment.

NHeLP’s Fight for Language Access During the Pandemic

The National Health Law Program (NHeLP) has recently filed a civil rights complaint arguing that numerous agencies at all levels within the United States...

North Carolina Interpreter Vaccinated

Earlier today, MultiLingual asked an important question: Will interpreters receive covid vaccines? In North Carolina at least, we have our answer. Spanish interpreter Jorge Gutierrez was...

Language Accessibility and Environmental Racism in Texas

After a nearly two-year-long legal battle, the state of Texas has acceded to complaints regarding language accessibility and environmental racism. Back in 2019, three...

Conference to Highlight Language Access Issues in Arizona

Arizona State University (ASU) is slated to host a nationwide conference for translation and interpretation professionals later this month, with a particular emphasis on...

US Interpreter Faces Criminal Charges

Imagine you're translating highly confidential wiretaps for the US Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA). The wiretaps are perfectly legal. They're actually part of a multi-year...