Looking for a Challenge? Translate or Interpret for Trump.

To tone down, or not to tone down…that is the question.  Interpreters and translators are torn as to whether Trump’s rhetoric should be softened via translation or interpretation, or left in it’s often crude and offensive form.

Some translators and interpreters argue that they have the right to modify Trump’s register when it conflicts with their own moral standards, however I disagree.

Translators and interpreters bridge a communication gap left by the speaker’s inability to speak that language.  Their job is to convey the message as if the speaker did, in fact, know that language.  By modifying the register the speaker becomes something he/she is not.  If the speaker is a crude bigot, then the audience has a right to know and judge his intended message for themselves.  They should not walk away thinking that the speaker is someone is a great guy, simply because the interpreter decided to remove all the racist/sexist/bigoted/childish remarks that were made.

Of course, being an interpreter myself, I recognize the discomfort of interpreting absurd and offensive messages.  I would rather not do it, however I believe the listener has the right to know exactly who they’re dealing with.

Let’s say I’m interviewing babysitters for my son and in another language, they say how much they hate boys and how they are destructive little beasts who need to be whipped.  Would I want the interpreter to make that phrase sound nicer? Hell no! I’d want to hear it in all it’s glory and so I could get rid of that person faster than a dirty diaper.

The future will deliver AI translators and interpreters, and that will be the purest form of interpretation and translation, free from all bias.  Until then, please send us an email or give us a call if you have any onsite interpretation needs or document translations that we could help out with.

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Music To My Eyes – Chance The Rapper Tours With Sign Language Interpreters

Wouldn’t it be nice if everyone was as accommodating as Chance the Rapper.  He is bringing a team of American Sign Language (ASL) interpreters on tour with him and has even offered 50 free tickets to the Deaf and Hard of Hearing for his show in Tampa.

If you would like Spanish or Sign Language interpreters for your shows, conferences, or any other event in the Los Angeles, Long Beach, Anaheim, Irvine, Riverside, San Bernardino, San Diego, or surrounding areas, then just give us a call or send us an email.

We also work with many other certified languages to provide the best document translation and spoken language interpretation for depositions, medical appointments, meetings, educational events…etc.

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Shortage of Sign Language Interpreters

If you thought there weren’t enough Spanish and Sign Language interpreters in the Los Angeles, Long Beach, Anaheim, Riverside, Irvine and Southern California areas, just look at southwestern Louisiana where there are only three sign language interpreters serving around 800 Deaf and hard of hearing clients.

This affects Deaf and hard of hearing patient’s ability to communicate for everything from medical appointments, educational events, conferences, legal and court issues…etc.

Even though we service the Southern California area (Los Angeles, Riverside, San Bernardino, Orange County), we currently offer Video Remote Interpreting (VRI) which can be beneficial when there are such shortages. This may not be ideal for the Deaf, who prefer to have an on-site interpreter, but it is often better than nothing in such cases where there are extreme shortages, and an on-site interpreter is nearly impossible to find.

Give us a call or send us an email if you need a Spanish or Sign Language interpreter on-site or via video and we’d be glad to help out.

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NYC Police pilot ASL Video Remote Interpreting (VRI)

NYC Police pilot ASL Video Remote Interpreting (VRI) as needed to communicate with the Deaf. There are an estimated 200,000 Deaf or Hard of Hearing people in the NYC area.  If you are in need of Video Remote Interpreting services in American Sign Language or Spanish in the Los Angeles, Long Beach, Anaheim, Irvine, Riverside, or San Bernardino areas, feel free to contact us at spotoninterpreting@gmail.com or call us at 855-562-7768.

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Deaf Ph.D Student at University of California Berkeley Denied Sign Language Interpreter

A Deaf Ph.D student has trouble getting a sign language interpreter at University of California at Berkley. Hard to believe that this is still an issue especially within the UC system. After interpreting at many colleges and universities in and around the Los Angeles, Long Beach, Anaheim, and surrounding areas I’ve always thought interpreters were generally accessible throughout California, but it seems I’m wrong. If you need a Sign Language or Spanish interpreter in the Southern California area, send us an email or give us a call and we’d be glad to help you out.

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Now Offering Video Remote Interpreting (VRI) in Healthcare Settings

If you’re in need of an interpreter, but are having a hard time finding someone to come on site, then maybe a video remote interpreter is the solution.  Here at Spot On Interpreting, we provide video remote interpreting in Spanish and American Sign Language nationwide.  In addition to providing interpreters in over 70 different languages onsite in the Los Angeles, Long Beach, Anaheim, Irvine and SoCal areas, we would also be glad to set up a video remote interpreting appointment if you live outside of these areas.

Give us a call, or send us an email, whenever you’re ready to set up your video remote interpreter.

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Man Behind Cochlear Implant Develops Inhaled Insulin Afrezza

Story of Alfred Mann who had helped people walk again, restore hearing to the deaf, sight for the blind, contributed to improving the pacemaker and insulin pump, now has an inhaled insulin on the market named Afrezza.  Many are claiming that it is the fastest, best, and most convenient way for people living with diabetes to take their mealtime insulin…all without having to use a needle.

Contact us if you need an interpreter to ask your doctor if Afrezza is right for you.  We have certified interpreters and translators in Spanish, Sign Language, Mandarin, Vietnamese, and many more languages serving the Southern California area.

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Trump Hit On Deaf Star Marlee Matlin Via Sign Language Interpreter

Yet another account of how Donald Trump is unfit to be president.  He reportedly hit on Deaf actress Marlee Matlin via her interpreter when she appeared on “The Apprentice.”

If Trump gets elected, those UN interpreters better start studying how to interpret Trump’s new catch phrase “Grab them by the p**sy” into Spanish, Sign Language, or whatever their respective languages may be.

There are even reports that Trump called Matlin “retarded” while she was on the show.  Supposedly because she was Deaf?  Nice Trump…real nice.

Lets hope here in the Los Angeles, Long Beach, Anaheim, Santa Ana, and Irvine areas, our Spanish and Sign Language interpreters and translation service will be interpreting for the more dignified Hillary Clinton.  She may not be perfect, but it sure beats letting our country be run by “retarded” p**sy grabbers.

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Denying Deaf Patients Sign Language Interpreters Will Cost You

Deaf man blames Hand Surgical Association for delayed treatment

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Terrance LeMaire filed a lawsuit on March 1 in U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Louisiana against Hand Surgical Association Ltd., alleging violations of the 1973 Rehabilitation Act and the Louisiana Commission on Human Rights Act.According to the complaint, LeMaire, who is deaf and communicates primarily through sign language, sought treatment for his hand pain with Hand Surgical Associates in March 2014. Although a doctor at Hand Surgical ordered a scan of his hand, the suit says he was unable to receive treatment there because of staff resistance to provide or work with his interpreters.

As a result, LeMaire says he went to another doctor, where he was diagnosed with a cyst and carpal tunnel syndrome, and underwent surgery on Aug. 25, 2015. The suit says LeMaire suffered unnecessary pain because of the delayed treatment and that Hand Surgical’s actions violate disability protection laws.

LeMaire seeks a jury trial, damages and attorneys’ fees. He is represented by attorney Susan Meyers of the Advocacy Center in New Orleans.

U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Louisiana Case number 2:16-cv-01770-ILRL-JCW”

Contracting our interpreters will ensure that the Deaf patient gets equal access to communication and proper treatment, and will also help you avoid any lawsuits that may arise from being noncompliant with ADA laws.  Here at Spot On, we can help you and your Deaf patient with one of our many Sign Language interpreters from Los Angeles, Long Beach, Riverside, San Diego, Anaheim, Irvine, or surrounding areas.
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A Sign Language Interpreter May Help You Avoid The Sword

Deaf man stabs home invasion suspect with sword

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. — A suspect in a home invasion robbery at Sable Palms Apartments who stabbed by a deaf man early Tuesday morning has been arrested, authorities said.

Elvedin Zukic, 19, faces charges of home invasion robbery with a firearm and possession of less than 20 grams of marijuana, according to the Jacksonville Sheriff’s Office.

Just before 2 a.m., officers responded to the apartment complex located at 2150 Emerson Street.

According to JSO, the 22-year-old victim was cooking and opened the front door of his apartment to get fresh air when Zukic approached with a firearm in his jacket pocket. Zukic then began demanding money and looking around the apartment for something, investigators said.

The victim — who is deaf — tried to convey to the suspect he did not understand what he wanted, police said, then went to his bedroom and grabbed a silver sword with a black handle. When the victim turned around, he saw Zukic in the doorway and stabbed him in the abdomen, according to the incident report. The suspect then ran off.

The victim was able to communicate what happened with officers on scene through text, JSO said.

About an hour later, officers responded to the Gate gas station located at 3150 Emerson Street after receiving reports of a person who had been stabbed. Witnesses told investigators that the man was bleeding from the chest.

Officers took the victim to the gas station, who then identified the man with the stab wound as the suspect in the robbery. A bag of marijuana was also discovered in the suspect’s clothing, the incident report said.

Zukic was then transported to UF Health with non-life-threatening injuries and arrested, according to JSO.

He is being held without bond at the Duval County Jail, jail records show. ”

It’s possible that had the intruder had contracted one of our Los Angeles, Long Beach, Anaheim, Irvine area Sign Language Interpreters, he may not have been stabbed by a Deaf guy with a sword.

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