The New Remote Interpreting Landscape: Back to the Hack

Before COVID-19, remote interpreting was making slow, but steady, inroads into our profession, primarily over platforms specifically designed for providing interpreting services. Almost overnight, any kind of orderly progression for adopting over-the-phone (OPI), video remote (VRI), and remote simultaneous (RSI) interpreting was overtaken by market demand during the pandemic.

By the end of 2020, every platform that offered remote communication was being used to deliver interpreting services, regardless of its suitability for the job. Interpreters are being asked to accommodate a never-ending number of hacks to force square pegs through round holes to make these platforms work. 

Join presenter Katharine Allen at noon ET on January 26, 2021 to learn how to make sense of the new remote landscape and strategies for handling it. 

Can’t attend live? All registered participants will receive a link to the recording.

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Diabetes 101: An Overview for Medical Translators and Interpreters

Diabetes 101

On November 12, 2020, the American Translators Association will be hosting a webinar, “Diabetes 101: An Overview for Medical Translators and Interpreters,” presented by Tracy Young, RN, certified medical interpreter, medical interpreter trainer, and long-time advocate for the profession. This webinar comes just two days before World Diabetes Day.

For more information about the webinar or to register, visit the ATA Webinar Series.

This 60-minute webinar will cover a comprehensive overview of diabetes. You will examine the three most common types—Type 1, Type II, and gestational —in addition to recent research that suggests there are actually five classifications. You’ll also review the frequency, causes, and risk factors for the disease, as well as the cultural implications and misconceptions. The webinar will wrap up with the latest treatment options, including some believed to reverse Type II diabetes.

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