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5 Ways to Maximize your Translation Budget
We’ve heard it time and time again. It’s the most classic business dilemma: We need to lower costs! Yet, as management pressures you to cut costs, it seems that volume continues to increase. And of course, you can never sacrifice quality.
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Annie Pagano

Annie grew up in a multicultural home with a Sicilian father and Puerto Rican mother. Spending a large amount of her childhood on the island of Puerto Rico sparked her passion for language and understanding the complexities of interpretation and translation. Annie graduated from the University of Denver with a degree in international business and marketing. Studying abroad in Madrid, Spain and various global travels opened her eyes to international business customs and eventually, her passions converged when she found iTi. She loves to step outside her comfort zone through travel and is passionate about yoga, health, wellness, skiing & bringing people together, no matter their language or background.
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5 Continuing Education Resources to Advance Your Interpreter Career

Linguists

Are you looking for an interpreter training program to help take your career to the next level?

Choosing a specialty can help to accelerate your interpreter career. The more skilled you become in one facet of interpreting, the more demand you will generate.

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Annie Pagano
Annie Pagano

Medical Document Translation: Challenges and Benefits

Translation, Healthcare

The proper translation of medical documents is essential for providing equitable care and treatment to patients who speak a foreign language. No matter what language your patients speak; you need to be able to communicate effectively. Effective and efficient communication can be accomplished through medical interpreters and through the translation of important medical documents like patient records, service agreements, and post discharge instructions.

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Annie Pagano
Annie Pagano

How To Create An All-Inclusive Education Environment

Education

Approximately 5 million students in US schools have limited English language skills that affect their ability to successfully participate in education programs. Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 requires that there by no discrimination on the basis of race, color or national origin in the operation of any federally assisted programs.

Under this law, it is the responsibility of the schools to ensure that all students have equal access to a quality education that enables them to progress academically while learning English.

The Office for Civil Rights and the Department of Education released a memo in 1970 clarifying a broad outline of the services to be provided. The memo stated:

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Annie Pagano
Annie Pagano

Benefits of Interpreter Services in Education

Education, Interpreting, Popular

 

As the population of the United States continues to grow and diversify, the need to communicate to in multiple languages becomes more and more of a necessity. There are approximately 5 million students in US schools with limited English language skills that affect their education. Besides being a federal requirement, there are many benefits and options when it comes to interpreter services for students.

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Annie Pagano
Annie Pagano

Basic Breakdown: Medical Interpreter Training & Certification

Healthcare

Welcome to our “Basic Breakdown” series where we share all our insider knowledge on the types of language services and solutions possible for a variety of industries. Our goal is to help alleviate confusion between the many options offered by LSC’s to help arm you with the knowledge YOU need to make the best decisions for your organization.

You may be wondering:

  • Why should I become a certified medical interpreter?
  • Is a 40-hour medical interpreter training really necessary?

We're here to answer with a resounding YES.

Here's why:

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Annie Pagano
Annie Pagano

5 Ways To Maximize Your Translation Budget

Translation

We’ve heard it time and time again. It’s the most classic business dilemma:

We need to lower costs!

Yet, as management pressures you to cut costs, it seems that volume continues to increase. And of course, you can never sacrifice quality.

Like we said: Dilemma. Right?

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Annie Pagano
Annie Pagano

9 Items To Include In Your Hospitals Language Access Pack (Infographic)

Healthcare, Infographics

If you're reading this, you must be preparing to implement a language access policy at your hospital or health system.

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Annie Pagano
Annie Pagano

iTi Shines On Clutch

Press Releases, News

In today’s global marketplace, technology has given rise to the diversification of non-core business activities becoming common practice across multiple industries. But the resulting success of the competitive edge this trend fosters requires top-notch language solutions to smash the barriers cross-communications and global expansion presents.

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Annie Pagano
Annie Pagano

FAQ: Language Access Services For Hospitals and Health Systems

Healthcare

We at iTi have been serving hospital and health systems across the Northeast and the nation for over 30 years. From family practices to eye doctors to mental health hospitals to multi-state healthcare systems, we've seen, done, and heard it all!

So:

We decided to make a list of the most frequently asked questions we hear from receptionists, nurses, doctors, patient relations departments, and hospital executives.

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Annie Pagano
Annie Pagano

Sustainable & Scalable Language Access Programs For Hospitals and Health Systems

Healthcare

It’s well-known that hospitals and healthcare systems must provide interpreting and translation services to patients free of charge to stay in compliance with the federal government, not to mention it's just the right thing to do.

Picture this:

You're vacationing with your family in a foreign country. You assume many people speak English but truth is, it's a little tough to get by.

One afternoon your child falls and injures themselves - they need medical attention. Wouldn't you want to be able to effectively communicate with the doctors? How much panic would you feel not being able to communicate? 

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Annie Pagano
Annie Pagano