ULG’s Language Solutions Blog

When Should I Use VRI, OPI or In-Person Interpreters for Healthcare?

We are lucky to live in a world where we have multiple options for interpretation, but how do you know when to use the different options? Living in a world where telehealth is prominent, we should be ...

Interpretation Versus Translation: What’s the Difference?

With 67.3 million U.S. residents speaking a language other than English at home, the question isn’t whether language access or meeting the multicultural healthcare requirements of patients and members...

How Video Remote Interpreting Services Help Overcome Language Barriers

  We are repeatedly told that communication is key, yet many businesses overlook a common communication barrier: language. Language barriers are challenging for everyone involved because they cause mi...

6 Ways to Ensure patients with LEP have a seamless COVID-19 vaccine experience

  The COVID-19 pandemic has shed a spotlight on the systemic inequalities and lack of access to health care for patients and members with Limited English Proficiency (LEP). Across the care continuum y...

Types of Language Services in Healthcare

Imagine an expectant mother at a hospital. She knows the doctor is telling her something important, but she doesn’t speak English well enough to convey a response. Fortunately, an interpreter was avai...

Telehealth: Maintaining Care & Communication in a Virtual Setting

  Telehealth has proven to be an incredibly effective response to the stay-at-home orders incited by the COVID-19 pandemic. The telehealth services industry is expected to grow nearly 65% in 2020 as d...

What Is the International Phonetic Alphabet?

There are approximately 6,500 languages in the world, each with pronunciations that vary depending on accents, dialects, and more. With the large majority of these languages, there are alphabets that ...

The Biggest (American) Football Game of the Year, Is it Just for Americans?

  Football is distinctly an American sport, but does that mean the big game is just for Americans? Not quite. These days, it has spread around the world.  Here are six fun facts that show why the big ...

Why Emotional Intelligence Matters in Interpreting

  Interpreters play an essential role in helping people who speak different languages communicate in a wide range of scenarios, such as business meetings, emergency medical calls, and legal support. I...

Why Do LSPs Contract Linguists?

      Spurred by globalization, international expansion within organizations, and increased migration patterns, growth in the language solutions industry has been accelerating at a rapid pace. Accordi...

What Role Does Language Access Play in The Manufacturing Industry?

      Manufacturing is an industry that is constantly changing in terms of the technology used, the industrial and consumer products created, and the countries where the factories are managed. A recen...

Video Remote Interpreting: Enhancing Patient Care And Cutting Costs

According to the Center for Disease Control, in the U.S. alone there are 990.8 million physicians’ visits and 267.1 million emergency room visits or hospital outpatient visits in a year. The patients ...

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