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Olympics: The Language Arena

With the Olympics upon us, we cannot help but see the world in a different light. Maybe for the whole 16 days. Possibly forever. But at least for a moment. A unity illuminated by a disparateness among countries and cultures is practically thrown in our faces, inspiring endless examinations and questions. And here at Trusted […]

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Translators vs Interpreters: The Supreme Court Rules

In my last blog, we examined interpreting in hospitals performed by professional and amateur translators. Afterall, that is what the newspaper article called them, and I followed suit. However, there is something politically incorrect with that label, a distinction now recognized by our highest court. In May, this fine line was drawn in the books… […]

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Languages, Lives and Lessons

I recently encountered a couple interesting pieces of media and I wanted to share my experience. First, I watched an extremely candid TED speech by a doctor proclaiming an unspoken truth: doctors make mistakes. I was touched; to see his passion for the field; unforgettable and undoable moments in his life while trying to save […]

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What Do You Know About Sign Language and the Deaf Community?

Until recently, it seems like The Miracle Worker (the story of Helen Keller), was about the first and last I came across the issue of deafness; though impressionable, this fleeting fourth grade reading requirement blurred in my memory shortly thereafter. And the reality is, I think most everyone can relate. So when I began working […]

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