During a period in which there is an urgent need to distribute information about coronavirus (COVID-19), it is vital to remember that 20 percent of U.S. residents speak a language other than English at home. This means that one in five patients or citizens seeking testing or other information may require that content translated in a foreign language.
A natural question for healthcare providers, government agencies, and businesses would be, “What content should I prioritize having translated?”
In these challenging times, we recognize the importance of providing easy access to translated materials that communicate with customers, employees, patients, and constituents about the coronavirus (COVID-19). As your trusted partner, we are offering emergency weekend coverage to ensure that your most critical, off-hour translation needs are addressed as quickly as possible.
For our existing clients, we have created a COVID-19-specific submission portal to streamline the processing of these emergency translation requests. If you need to initiate a rush translation project over the weekend, please go directly to this portal and upload your content. Our team will start on the translation immediately and confirm a delivery time. We will make every effort to return the translation as soon as possible.
Language services companies handle thousands of calls a day. Each call is vital in its own way.
Hiring qualified interpreters and training them to deliver accurate interpretation sessions is imperative for success. But it is only the beginning. The quality of an interpreter must be supported through performance management.
How can you make sure that your interpretation provider is prioritizing quality assurance and monitoring?
When Procter & Gamble started selling Pampers diapers in Japan, they used the classic image of a stork carrying a baby on the packaging.
They later discovered that while the legend of the stork is common in the U.S., Japanese parents tell their children a different tale. Instead of arriving by stork, babies arrive in giant floating peaches.
If language isn’t on your mind when thinking about the future of your organization, it should be. Finding a reliable language services provider is critical to the success of your organization.
Consider this: More than 65 million U.S. residents speak a language other than English at home. Another 10 million are Deaf or Hard of Hearing. The complexity of communicating with these individuals will only increase, given that immigration is expected to account for nearly 90 percent of population growth in the U.S. over the next 40 years.
Believe it or not, the linguistic and cultural hurdles you may be facing can be turned into enormous opportunities. To accomplish this, you’ll want to partner with a language services provider that has the interpretation and translation solutions necessary to take on these challenges with ease.
When trying to decide which language services provider (LSP) is right for you, the first thing to know is that not all LSPs are created equal. Much like companies within your industry, some players in the language services space are more formidable than others.
Today in the United States, one out of every five of our neighbors speaks a language other than English at home—that’s more than 64 million people. Another 10 million are Deaf and Hard of Hearing.
Many struggle to communicate as they navigate their everyday lives. A doctor’s visit, a traffic stop, a parent-teacher conference, or a trip to the bank—things we take for granted—can be very difficult for these individuals. As most of us would, they may feel embarrassed, frustrated, or excluded.
Whereas this lack of understanding is distressing, the experience of being understood is empowering. Language access can be far more than transactional—the mere exchanging of words, much as one would exchange one currency for another. When done right, language access is transformational. Believe it or not, the language and cultural hurdles you’re facing today can be turned into enormous opportunities.
For this to happen, you’ll need a partner that can take these challenges and help you manage them with ease. Language services providers (LSPs) provide the interpretation and translation services you’ll need. But which LSP is right for your organization?
In particular, this webinar will be essential listening for state and local government officials who are responsible for language access and compliance. Non-profit organizations that work with local government agencies to provide services will also find it of great interest.