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Found in Translation: non-profit medical interpreting

On March 19, 2012, Paul Restuccia of the Boston Herald wrote an article titled "Interpreting a way out of poverty-Need for bilingual translators growing". The article speaks of the new non-profit organization called Found in Translation, which offers homeless and low-income women the opportunity to earn professional certification for becoming medical interpreters in hospitals and clinics. The medical interpreter training is provided in collaboration with Central Massachusetts Area Health Education Center (AHEC), a program of the UMass Medical School.

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Debbie Folaron

Debbie is Associate Professor of Translation Studies at Concordia University, Montreal, Canada, where she teaches translation, technologies and theories of translation. Her research focuses on Romani translators and interpreters in multiple linguistic and cultural contexts. She is very interested in the social dynamics that underpin translation, technologies and the Web, which allow contemporary societies to communicate and exchange information, knowledge and stories on a global scale. In this English-language blog, she talks, among other things, about the stories and the challenges Romani translators and interpreters face while exercising their professions in diverse settings and in a rapidly globalizing world.