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Video Remote Interpreting – Just get it Right. A Federal Appeals Court Decides

Video Remote Interpreting (VRI) is a valuable communication tool, made even more so by the virtual communication realities of the COVID-19 pandemic. However, like many technologies and communication modalities, there…

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2 US citizens Detained for Speaking Spanish in Montana Settle Case Against Border Patrol

Last year, I wrote a blog about two U.S. citizens, Ana Suda and Martha Hernandez, who were detained by the US Border Patrol in a small Montana town because  they…

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Voting culture around the world.

Long lines wrapping school buildings, gymnasiums and public libraries; these are the typical locations where people have camped out for past and present presidential elections. Election Day voting draws in…

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Indigenous Language Needs in a Pandemic – “Not allowing people to communicate in their native language is almost a death sentence”
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Indigenous Language Needs in a Pandemic – “Not allowing people to communicate in their native language is almost a death sentence”

While Spanish is the predominant language spoken in Central America and Mexico, indigenous and Mesoamerican languages abound here as well. These languages, such as Mixteco or Mixtec, have been around…

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Maryland suburb steps up response to COVID-19 in its Latino communities

According to the Washington Post: “Latinos across the country have been devastated by the deadly virus, in part because many are front-line workers who cannot telecommute, which increases their risk of exposure.…

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What Happens Now – The Death of Justice Ginsburg and the Affordable Care Act’s Language Access Rules

The late U.S. Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg is widely considered one of the best high court litigators of her time and a Justice who committed herself to civil…

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Federal Court has Partially Blocked the New Affordable Care Act Section 1557 Regulations

As expected, a federal court has partially blocked the new Affordable Care Act (ACA) Section 1557 regulations from taking effect. On August 17, a federal judge in New York ordered…

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