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Erie County Legislature Passes Language Access Act

By I/T Service Update, News
Erie County will soon start translating vital documents into its top six languages spoken, in addition to having interpreters available in county offices. It's all part of the new Language Access Act, passed yesterday by the legislature on a 7-4 vote. The move will ensure essential information is readily available to thousands of local folks who previously didn’t have access.…
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Amudu Salongo

Meet the Linguist! Amudu Salongo, Multi-Lingual Interpreter from the Democratic Republic of the Congo

By I/T Service Update
On January 17, 2024, Amudu Salongo will celebrate one year in the US. Amudu was born and raised in the Democratic Republic of the Congo but fled to Uganda, where he spent ten years. Swahili is his first language (including the Congolese, Kenyan, and Tanzanian dialects), but he also speaks English, French, Kinyarwanda, Kirundi, Lingala, and Luganda. Mr. Salongo currently…
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IIB Supports Increased Language Access in New York State

By I/T Service Update, In the Community, News
Jennifer Ulrich, IIB's Lead Coordinator of Interpreting and Translation, represented the International Institute of Buffalo in voting for expanded language access in New York during a Partnership for the Public Good meeting to select 2024 community agenda proposals. The proposal, represented in Plank 15, was submitted by the New York Immigration Coalition (NYIC) and focuses on leveling the field when…
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IIB, RBERN WEST and Erie 1 BOCES partner for Interpreting and Translation Workshop: Committee on Special Education Meetings

By Events, I/T Service Update
Join The International Institute of Buffalo's Interpreting & Translation Department for an informational event presented by Melissa Duquette & Tamara Alsace from Erie 1 BOCES and RBERN West. This is a virtual 2-hour event focused on interpreting for Committee on Special Education (CSE) Meetings. WHEN: Thursday 12/07/2023, 9:00-11:00 a.m. --  Eastern Time USA/Canada HOW LONG: 2 Hours LOCATION: Online CLICK HERE…
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Meet the Linguist! Spanish to English Translator Jeannine Scibilia

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Jeannine was born and raised in Niagara Falls, NY, where she studied Spanish throughout high school and majored in Spanish in college. She honed her skills by spending a full year in Venezuela, where she continued learning the language. After she returned from Venezuela, Jeannine’s neighbor presented her with an opportunity to teach Spanish at a local community college. At…
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Online Training: Introduction to Court and Legal Translation

By Education, I/T Service Update
INTRODUCTION TO LEGAL DOCUMENT TRANSLATION WHEN: Wednesday 11/29/2023, 5:30-7:30 PM --  Eastern Time USA/Canada HOW LONG: 2 Hours LOCATION: Online CLICK HERE TO SIGN UP  HOW MUCH: $10-15 Open to document translators of all levels, this course is meant to improve your understanding of legal document translation. Standards of practice, some terminology, and techniques will be covered. More information regarding the description of…
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Give the Gift of Family History for the Holiday or Any Day!

By I/T Service Update
Do you have old family documents written in another language? Whether you’ve been investigating your family’s origins for years or you recently discovered a dusty shoebox full of ancient family letters, our team will help you breathe life back into those Old-World documents where the intrigue lies. Translations in over 60 languages!  Contact us for a quote! Have the International…
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Meet Mykyta ‘Nik’ Pchelintsev– Our Interpreting & Translation Department’s Newest Team Member

By I/T Service Update
  We're extending a warm "Ласкаво просимо" to Mykyta 'Nik' Pchelintsev, who recently joined our Interpreting & Translation department as billing coordinator. Born and raised in Kyiv, Ukraine, Nik is a native Ukrainian and Russian speaker. Among English, which he learned in school and by watching American movies and TV shows, Nik also has a working knowledge of French and…
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October 21– In-Person Training- Introduction to Court and Legal Interpreting

By Education, I/T Service Update
INTRODUCTION TO COURT & LEGAL INTERPRETING WHEN: 10/21/2023, 9:00 AM Eastern Time USA/Canada HOW LONG: 8 Hours WHERE: 864 Delaware Avenue, Buffalo, NY 14209 SIGN UP: https://2023itcliNS.eventbrite.com HOW MUCH: $100.00 (Use Promo Code INHOUSE for a discount.)  “This course is designed mainly for interpreters with little experience in court or legal interpreting that want to get their foot in the door of the court and legal…
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