Virtual Interpreting Technology (VIT) is one of the fastest-growing areas in the language industry today.
It is estimated that a language dies every two weeks. This means that every two weeks, we lose a part of human history and culture, and a unique view of the world. Languages dying is nothing new, but the rate at which they’re dying is becoming ever more alarming. What’s even more troubling is that […]
You’re going to a conference. You’ve spent months preparing your speech and you’re ready to deliver your well-crafted message to your audience. There’s only one problem — half the audience doesn’t speak your language. Thankfully, there are interpreters at the event. But how do you ensure they convey the message the way you intended it?
It is said that interpreting is the second oldest profession in the world. There are records of interpreters alongside pharaohs, kings, and conquerors. They even appear in the Bible and in Greek mythology. Despite its historical tradition, conference interpreting only became professionalized around the time of World War I. In these early days of the […]
Vicarious trauma happens when we internalize someone else’s trauma and experience it as if it were our own. It mimics the symptoms of posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD), even though the actual trauma happened to someone else. Vicarious Trauma in InterpretersPractical Implications of an Overlooked Issue Introduction Vicarious trauma happens when we internalize someone else’s trauma […]
On Friday, a new company was born from the merger of Stratus Video and InDemand Interpreting. Together, they are now the third largest interpreting company in the world, with a combined revenue of over USD 100 million, and possibly the leader in medical remote interpreting. Stratus and InDemand Mergeand Become the Third Largest Interpreting Group […]
The World Federation of the Deaf estimates that there are around 70 million deaf people in the world. The international deaf community uses approximately 300 different sign languages, and new ones are popping up all the time. The Sign Language MarketGaps, Trends, and Opportunities for Growth The World Federation of the Deaf estimates that there […]
You’re sitting in a courtroom at a war tribunal. You hear “I had to watch them being slaughtered,” “I can still hear them scream.” You’re standing at the hospital bed of someone who tried to kill himself. You hear, “My life is not worth living anymore, I just want it to be over.” […]
According to the Nimdzi 100 annual report, the language services industry will reach USD 53.6 billion in 2019 and is projected to reach USD 70 billion by 2023. While conducting the research for the Nimdzi 100, we reached out to the national statistics bodies of 80 countries with the largest GDP. 39 offices responded with […]