Interpreters

The National Board of Certification for Medical Interpreters Introduces New Testing Director

Massachusetts, USA (Kontax): The National Board is pleased to announce that it has hired Kiara Raazi, MPA, CMI-Spanish, as Testing Director. “This is a key position as Kiara now oversees all testing operations for the National Board”, stated Linda Joyce, CMI-Spanish, and now Certification Advisor for the National Board. For more information, please visit: www.kontax.com/The_National_Board_of_Certification_for_Medical_Interpreters_Introduces_New_Testing_Director-16680-en.html…

Deaf Students Become First Ever Qualified Interpreters In British Sign Language To American Sign Language

London, United Kingdom (Kontax): Robert Adam, Linda Day, Tessa Padden, Joel Kelhoffer, and Nicholas Padden were presented with their diploma by [sonus], a Southampton-based charity working with deaf people, which also has an approved training centre that runs courses in deaf awareness and BSL. The successful students will be the first with the accredited qualifications…

UK: ‘Problems’ with court interpreters

London, UK (UKPA): Justice minister Crispin Blunt has admitted there have been “problems” with the recent privatisation of court interpretation services but insisted the situation is “rapidly improving”. There have been complaints from interpreters that they are facing worse pay and conditions under the new private contract with Applied Language Solutions (ALS). Since the new…

UK: ‘Problems’ with court interpreters

London, UK (UKPA): Justice minister Crispin Blunt has admitted there have been “problems” with the recent privatisation of court interpretation services but insisted the situation is “rapidly improving”. There have been complaints from interpreters that they are facing worse pay and conditions under the new private contract with Applied Language Solutions (ALS). Since the new…

UK: Court interpreters protest over pay cuts

London, UK (The Times): The justice system is grinding to a halt because since January registered workers refuse to work under new conditions Angry court interpreters are planning to hold a demonstration outside the Ministry of Justice today as courts across the country grind to a halt because most registered interpreters have been refusing to…