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Overcoming Communication Barriers with Non-English Patients

  • December 26, 2018
  • by Dynamic Language

Over the past 15 years, the number of ESL/no English patients that doctors have been seeing has increased exponentially. With this in mind, here is a list of best practices for communicating with ESL patients that doctors, and other healthcare professionals, should keep in mind when confronted with an ESL/no English patient.

The Dangers of Not Using Qualified Medical Interpreters and Translators

  • December 26, 2017
  • by Dynamic Language

Not being able to speak in the same language as the people around you makes navigating through daily life complicated, but it’s more than a nuisance when you’re not well. Not being able to communicate to your healthcare providers is downright dangerous and potentially fatal. For instance, complications from improperly administered prescription drugs, lack of preventive care […]

Planning for Multilingual Communication When Disaster Strikes

  • October 31, 2017
  • by Dynamic Language

The 2017 hurricane season was unusually busy, and the United States suffered several direct hits in just a few weeks. Hurricane Harvey caused catastrophic flooding in Eastern Texas, quickly followed by Hurricane Irma’s strike in the Southeast United States, Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands. Just behind Irma, Hurricane Maria devastated Puerto Rico and […]

Google Announces Real-Time Translation with GBoard

  • March 14, 2017
  • by Dynamic Language

Google has announced several upgrades to its new Android keyboard. The Gboard now has the ability to do automatic translation. As you type, the new Google Translate integration will translate text in real time as you type it in. 

Compliance Alert! Keeping LEP Parents in the Loop

  • April 25, 2016
  • by Dynamic Language

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, at least 350 languages other than English are spoken in homes in the United States. Metropolitan areas have the largest populations of non-English or limited English speakers. For instance, the Bureau reports that in the Seattle Metro area, at least 166 languages are spoken at home, and 22 percent of […]

What Do You Say When Someone Sneezes in Germany (and 12 other countries)?

  • September 13, 2015
  • by Dynamic Language

When in Germany, saying “gesundheit” is the proper way to respond to a sneeze. We’ve all grown up with the expectation that when someone sneezes it is only polite to say ‘bless you’. It’s a fairly universal reaction that has become almost automatic for most people. When you are traveling in other countries, however, you […]

The ICC 2015: Learn What Intelligent Content Can Do for You

  • March 10, 2015
  • by Dynamic Language

The 2015 Intelligent Content Conference (ICC) is coming to San Francisco, and it promises 3 days of case studies, workshops, panels and peer connections. Dynamic Language will be exhibiting at the ICC from Monday, March 23rd to Wednesday, March 25th. The ICC is an annual gathering of the best and brightest content professionals on the […]

What is Transcreation?

  • March 5, 2015
  • by Dynamic Language

Localization and transcreation are two “buzz words” in the language industry, and both services serve an important role for companies who want to communicate with customers in new regions across the globe. Depending on your needs, your marketing content may benefit from one technique more than the other, so let’s take a look at the […]

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