Sound clarity is very important when helping people communicate, so I tested a few different setups. My husband (who is very particular about sound quality) was my test audience, and a colleague played the role [...]
The pandemic year has affected interpreters profoundly. The ATA Interpreters Division surveyed the members in August 2020, and the results were clear. From March to May 2020, everyone saw a decline in their income. Over [...]
By Cynthia Sleight|2021-05-03T17:37:04-07:00May 4th, 2021|Categories: Uncategorized|Comments Off on Why Free Continuing Ed for Interpreters?
During 2020 it was my privilege to be a member of the Oregon Council for Healthcare Interpreters. During 2020, the Council did not sit still. We worked on a variety of projects to support language [...]
We have been told that machine translation (MT) is the way of the future, and that it has improved significantly. However, Facebook is translating all my Spanish feeds into English for me, so I am [...]
At my children's school there was a special time every day called DEAR time: Drop Everything And Read Everyone, from the child in kindergarten to the headmaster would stop what they were doing and grab [...]
By Helen Eby|2021-03-02T09:14:33-08:00March 2nd, 2021|Categories: Helen Eby, Reading|Comments Off on Celebrate Read Across America Day… by Reading!
Update on July 18, 2021: The Governor signed this bill on July 14, 2021. Please check the measure history on this page. Thank you for your support. Advocacy 101 for Interpreters and Translators Presentation written [...]
By Helen Eby|2021-07-18T10:45:11-07:00February 27th, 2021|Categories: Advocacy, Interpreting|Comments Off on How to advocate for a law. I support HB 2359