Saturday, November 22, 2008

Telephone Interpreting on National Public Radio

Tonight, listeners of the second most popular radio program in the United States, All Things Considered, heard the perspective of a telephone interpreter. National Public Radio reaches 20 million people.

Hopefully, this commentary, based on the piece that was published in the November/December issue of Health Affairs, will help those who use interpreting services understand a little bit more about this unique perspective.

You can listen to a recording of the broadcast here.

Saturday, November 15, 2008

An Ode to Telephone Interpreters

The November/December issue of the journal Health Affairs includes a Narrative Matters piece called, The Voice on the Other End of the Phone, a glimpse of a day in the life of a telephone interpreter, focused on health care scenarios. The full text is available in PDF format here.