Oregon Interpreter and Translator Classification Clarification
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 [...]
Translation and interpreting in Oregon
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 [...]
Oregon Healthcare Interpreting legislation update
In the Oregon 2021 legislative session, the following bill was the only one regarding healthcare interpreters that passed. HB 2359 updates the requirements for healthcare interpreters. According to the Measure History, it passed the House [...]
Can I Have Clear Sound while Interpreting in the COVID Era?
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 [...]
Why Free Continuing Ed for Interpreters?
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 [...]
What Oregon contributed to healthcare interpreting during the pandemic
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 [...]