Published on OSTI on June 7, 2015 by Helen Eby Language access and civil rights Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color, or national origin in any program or activity that receives Federal funds or other Federal financial assistance. This includes language access. The [...]
Yesterday, Oregon Court Interpreters received a proposal for updated payment protocols. There were important changes, which I marked in my copy of the PDF and included in the comments. Court interpreters met to discuss this document and we made some suggestions. FINAL DRAFT Revised Interpreter Payment Protocols 2021 reviewed by interpreters Among other things, we [...]
Updated on July 16, 2021 On July 15, 2021, the Oregon Department of Consumer and Business Services, Workers' Compensation Division (WC), published this notice: 07-15-21-IN-interpreters.pdf (oregon.gov) The text says: Oregon law uses a two-step process when determining if a person is entitled to workers’ compensation coverage. The first step is determining whether the person [...]
I prepared this PowerPoint for a presentation on the translation and interpreting field in Oregon, with reference to Washington and California. Interpreting and translating 20210715 This covers the legal and historical frameworks for the profession as well as some updated research on how interpreters fared through the 2020 pandemic.