The 2014 Interpreters’ Professional Development Workshop celebrated the role of language access in Washington, DC. Nearly 100 community interpreters, distinguished community leaders, and industry experts gathered for an innovative training session presented by Multicultural Community Service (MCS) in partnership with the D.C. Mayor’s Office on Latino Affairs (OLA) and in collaboration with the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) on April 25, 2014. This training addressed the most updated information on technology applied to language interpretation while exploring the importance of language access issues that impact civic engagement for English language learners and the greater Washington, D.C. community. In addition, this program commemorated the 10th anniversary of the 2004 D.C. Language Access Act, important legislation that widely expanded access to language services.
For more information about the Interpreters’ Professional Development Workshop please visit www.dccomunityinterpreters.org.