ULG’s Language Solutions Blog

Three Ways Language Access Helps Government Agencies

Posted by Jake Schild on January 10, 2018
Government agencies – specializing in anything from education to international diplomacy – often encounter many of the world’s 7,000 languages, making access to translation and interpreting services integral to their success.   That’s why local and federal ...

Topics: government, Translation, Interpreting


Website Localization Bill Spurs Controversy in Illinois

Posted by Andrew Hitchcock on May 17, 2017
Website localization has become a heated topic in Illinois government as of late. Recently, some lawmakers in the state had pushed for an amendment to HB 695, also known as the Legislative Information System Act. The amendment stated that the Legislative ...

Topics: Digital Localization, Global News, government, Localization, Machine Translation, Technology


Make America Groovy Again? Baldwin's Trump Hat Incorrectly Translated

Posted by Jake Schild on January 9, 2017
Alec Baldwin, the comedian and actor known for mimicking president elect Donald Trump on Saturday Night Live, has delivered another jab at the real estate mogul. Unfortunately, the joke didn’t go quite as planned due to an incorrect translation. Baldwin ...

Topics: government, Lost in Translation, Translation


Everything You Need to Know About EU Machinery Directive 2006/42/EC

Posted by Alexandra Norvet on November 30, 2016
In 2009, EU Machinery Directive 2006/42/EC became mandatory for manufacturing companies selling or distributing products in the European Union. While it’s by no means new, Directive 2006/42/EC is a powerful piece of legislation that requires special attention ...

Topics: Best Practices, government, Manufacturing, Strategy


How it Works: Simultaneous Interpretation of the Presidential Debates

Posted by Alexandra Norvet on October 16, 2016
Millions of people have been tuning in to watch the 2016 US presidential debates between Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump. And Americans aren’t the only ones watching. People in places like Israel, Germany and China set their alarms for the middle of the ...

Topics: Global News, government, Interpretation, Translation