Sign language interpreting is not just another language service offered by companies in the industry. It is a field with unique requirements that evolved out of and grew within the deep roots of Deaf history and Deaf culture.
As reported in the 2021 edition of the Nimdzi 100, interpreting has arguably been the sector within the language industry that was the most heavily affected by the COVID-19 pandemic — both positively and negatively..
Boostlingo has just announced the release of three new features that will go live on July 24, 2020. The most notable feature is Boostlingo’s new Zoom integration.
Certifications for linguists are, historically speaking, a relatively new phenomenon. The jobs of both interpreters and translators developed organically throughout time and certifications only appeared on the horizon within the last century. Yet, the topic of certifications throws up a seemingly age-old discussion about whether they should be a mandatory requirement for anyone offering translation and interpreting services — and for good reason. Because this is a more complex topic than one might think.
One year ago, we called the VIT hype a solution without a problem. In times of COVID-19 it has now become the solution to the problem. We figured this might be a good time to clarify the difference between some remote interpreting acronyms that easily get mixed up: VIT, VRI, OPI, and RSI.
While one of the key characteristics of the language industry is that so far it has been impervious to crises, the interpreting market might be the sector within the industry that has most heavily been affected by the COVID-19 pandemic—both negatively and positively.
Continuous growth and fragmentation have been the key characteristics of the language services market. Let's see what the data says.
Interpreters understand the threat “no voice, no job.” How do hearing loss and acoustic shock affect the profession?
We examined the interpreting markets in 12 different countries. So, what are the three things that the interpreting market needs now?