Enable Your Wearable Devices to Connect with an Language Interpreter

Language Interpreters

Our healthcare partners are always seeking to bring language access closer to their patients’ bedsides.

One way to do this is through mobile interpreting. You can download the LanguageLine app to any networked mobile device and instantly be able to reach a live, professional interpreter in more than 240 languages at the touch of a button. This service is available 24 hours a day, seven days a week, in video or audio-only formats.

There is yet another elegant solution that brings an on-demand interpreter to the patient.

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Why Seconds Count When Connecting with a Language Interpreter

Connecting with an Interpreter

We are living in a new normal. Faced with providing essential services from a distance, many organizations are being introduced to professional interpretation and translation for the first time.

In coming weeks, we will be producing articles on how to evaluate potential language-services providers. We also encourage you to download our ebook, Five Critical Criteria for Selecting Your On-Demand Interpreting Partner. An effective language-access program begins with knowing the languages spoken in your region. If you’re curious, we recommend downloading our new infographic, The Most-Spoken Languages Across America.

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Communicating with Limited-English Speakers During a Pandemic

Foreign language interpreting during COVID-19

The Mount Sinai Health System in New York serves one of the most culturally and linguistically diverse populations in the world.

The system’s motto is “Better Together,” and from the start of the coronavirus outbreak, their values drove the way they delivered language services during the COVID-19 crisis. This included:

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Using a Phone's Conference-Call Feature to Connect with an Interpreter

Until recently, accessing an interpreter was typically done in one of two ways. Either an interpreter physically joined an onsite meeting, or individuals in the same location (like a doctor and a patient) would use their phone or a video conference to bring an interpreter into the conversation.

Today’s environment and the growing need for language support have some people perplexed. How can they incorporate an interpreter if all three parties (for example, the doctor, the patient, and the interpreter) are in three different locations? Is this even possible?

Yes, it is possible. In fact, there are two easy ways to access an interpreter that are equally simple, even if all three parties are all in different locations.

Here’s how it works.

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WEBINAR: Businesses Use Mobile Interpreting to Boost Bottom Lines

Interpreting improves the customer experience.

Aware that society is becoming more diverse by the day, forward-looking businesses are implementing on-demand, mobile interpreting for their customer-facing teams. This allows them to use mobile devices to access live interpreters via audio or video in seconds.

The result is clear communication, regardless of language.

On March 25 at 10 a.m. PT/1 p.m. ET, LanguageLine will host a webinar titled “How Business Leaders Are Using App-Based Mobile Interpreting to Improve Customer Experience and Boost Their Bottom Lines.”

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