Scams – how not to get taken in

Today I received an email from Manami Imaoka, an OSTI member: Today I received an email exactly like the one you were discussing the other day on the OSTI members listserv. Now I know for sure not to… Read More

Letter to Interpreting Stakeholders

At the June 18, 2015 Health Care Interpreters Stakeholders Session hosted by the Oregon Health Authority, Heidi Schmaltz, OSTI member, read the following letter. The Stakeholders present requested that it be distributed to all the Stakeholders. We publish… Read More

New! Victims have a right to a court interpreter

According to HB 2339, the Court is now required to appoint an interpreter when it is necessary to interpret open court proceedings for a victim who seeks to exercise his or her rights or to attend or participate… Read More

HB2419 signed into law by governor on June 10

Update: Signed into law by the Governor on June 10. The full text of the law, as signed, is here: HB2419 The Health Care Interpreter law is implemented in ORS 413.550 to 413.558 Some key changes: * ASL… Read More

Language access and civil rights

Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color, or national origin in any program or activity that receives Federal funds or other Federal financial assistance. This includes language access…. Read More

Medical interpreting promotes understanding

Medical Interpreters put the “I understand” in medical visits, sometimes helping to save lives in the process. Mary Owen, a reporter for the Northwest Boomer and Senior News, interviewed interpreters in Portland and Salem to report to the… Read More

California Advocacy

The California Workers Compensation Intepreters’ Association is launching an advocacy drive. They are developing categories of interpreters similar to the Certified and Qualified categories we have in Oregon, to provide better service to their community. See their proposal… Read More

OSTI goes to IMIA in Washington, DC

Helen Eby, Jazmin Manjarrez and Jeanette Poston will be going to the IMIA conference in the Washington, DC, area and have appointments with the staff of Sen. Wyden and Sen. Merkley and with Rep. Susanne Bonamici. Are you… Read More