Alfonso Interpreting Language & Safety Blog

Thoughts on all aspects of the language industry

December 22, 2017
JAlfonso

Our Difference – Conference Interpreting

Our goal is simple. We assist meeting and event planners pull off their events with technology-driven premium conference interpreting solutions. National and international conferences with foreign-speaking delegates need to accurately transmit the program to these limited English proficient (LEP) attendees.  How we do it makes all the difference! Over 25 years of experience with specialized

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December 16, 2017
JAlfonso

Our Legal Interpreting Statement

Has the accuracy of an interpreter ever been questioned? Have you struggled to find an interpreter who then fails to appear? Have you ever experienced interpreter-related delays?   Challenge Court interpreters practice in all legal areas.  Finding highly qualified, dependable, professional court interpreters often seems almost impossible. Money is lost every time an appointment is

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December 8, 2017
JAlfonso

What Are The Direct And Hidden Cost Of Workplace Injuries?

Tony Rosario worked in construction as a roofer. He slipped and fell off the roof, resulting in a head injury and some broken bones. Due to his injuries, workers’ comp. insurance covered all his medical expenses.  What sort of medical expenses? Direct costs Hospital cost, doctor visits, testing such as X rays, and MRIs, physical

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December 4, 2017
JAlfonso

When Good People Are Unethical: ADVOCACY

Imagine this.  Instead of hiring a professional interpreter who is familiar with and cognizant of the code of ethics, an untrained bilingual person is hired to simply cover the assignment.   Without proper knowledge and training, the bilingual person serving as an “interpreter” will most likely unconsciously commit serious ethical violations while at the same

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November 28, 2017
JAlfonso

Sexual Harassment & Interpreting

Sexual harassment is a very big issue on the minds of most people this year. The list of Hollywood power players accused of harassment or abuse is immense, perhaps only outdone by the list of politicians. What makes the story all the more interesting is that fact that more and more women have mustered the

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