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Untapped Opportunities in Sign Language Interpreting – Nimdzi Finger Food

The World Federation of the Deaf estimates that there are around 70 million deaf people in the world. When we think of equal access for deaf people, we probably think of more extreme scenarios, such as medical and legal settings. But what about everyday needs and real inclusion? For example in education and tourism.

Speed in audiovisual translation

Speed in Audiovisual Translation

Condensation of content allows the viewer time to enjoy the film. According to Jan Pedersen’s research, if the reading speed is 12 characters per second (cps), the viewer spends 50% of the time reading subtitles and 50% watching the movie.

Number of languages not available for interpreter certification

Limitations of Interpreting Certifications in the US

There are 351 languages other than English (LOTE) spoken in US homes and over 25 million LOTE speakers. In the US, the nationwide certifications that apply to medical interpreters are the National Board of Certification for Medical Interpreters (NBCMI) and the Certification Commission for Healthcare Interpreters (CCHI).

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NMT: LSPs Have Missed the Train

74.2 percent of buyer-side respondents to Nimdzi’s recent survey on the state of NMT replied they have not been working with their partner LSP on piloting the technology for them.

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