ASTM Standards – Legal applications

The National Technology Transfer and Advancement Act (NTTAA) was signed into law March 7, 1996. The Act made a direct impact on the development of new industrial and technology standards by requiring that all Federal agencies and departments shall: Use technical standards developed or adopted by voluntary consensus standards bodies if compliance would not be [...]

By |2017-10-14T16:13:02+00:00November 14th, 2014|Interpreting Standards, Translation Standards|

Culture Conversations

I have developed a series of cultural conversations to help immigrants and members of the host society understand each other better and interact more effectively. This Proposal for Culture Conversations  outlines my experience with Cultural Conversations. These conversations are open-ended, and developing a growing, enriching relationship between people of different cultures takes time. It can’t be [...]

By |2017-10-14T16:30:19+00:00November 3rd, 2014|Advocacy|

Cultural competence

The following are three different ways to define cultural competence or competence in intercultural communication. In today’s environment diversity training is very common, and it is important to understand what aspects of this are relevant to interpreting. In this blog post, I will focus on aspects of cultural competence that lead to developing better communication [...]

By |2017-10-14T16:13:16+00:00November 1st, 2014|Interpreting Standards, Translation Standards|