A recent study published by the Washington, D.C.-based Urban Institute found that Asian Americans with limited English proficiency (LEP) face unique language barriers compared to other groups with high levels of LEP.
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...
Organized on the theme, “Ascending in the New Normal,” this virtual summit is designed to provide American Sign Language (ASL) interpreters with a professional platform to learn from and collaborate with Deaf and hard of hearing stakeholders, medical interpreters and medical professionals.
A paper recently published in the American Journal of Medical Care is shedding light on the importance of providing language access services in the healthcare setting — even before a patient makes their appointment.
Earlier this month, Australian politician Mark McGowan received harsh criticism for a video campaign intended to disseminate COVID-19-related information to Aboriginal people living in the state of Western Australia (WA). MultiLingual an Australian interpreter about the video and why the outrage against it is largely unjustified.
An ongoing federal lawsuit has been filed against a Tennessee hospital that did not provide adequate sign language interpreting services for a deaf patient, drawing attention to the importance of language access measures in the healthcare system.
According to a recent report from the Australian Broadcasting Company (ABC), community health advocates have been calling on improved language accessibility for rapid antigen tests, most of which only provide instructions in English and generally lack translations into other languages spoken widely throughout the country or even instructional pictures or diagrams.
AMN Languages Services, the division of AMN Healthcare that provides medical interpretation services, recently conducted a survey documenting the diversity of languages used in...
The ongoing COVID-19 pandemic has certainly shed light on the language gap in the United States’ healthcare system — all too often, individuals with...