Anatomy of an Assignment

August 23, 2022

I recently recorded a presentation for the Kentucky Refugee and Immigrant Inclusion Summit (KRIIS) entitled “What Are You Paying For?: Interpreting and Translating.” In it I included some information about what is going through a trained/qualified (and perhaps certified) interpreter’s mind as we begin the encounter with the patient/client and move on to include the…

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Record Financial Support in 2022 

July 30, 2022

Toyota Motor Manufacturing of Kentucky (TMMK) has once again supported Access Language Solutions’ work with Surgery on Sunday by awarding $6000 towards the provision of onsite and phone interpreting. ALS sends interpreters for surgery consults, post op appointments, endoscopies and more! Phone interpreting is used for pre-op health histories and general communication. Surgery on Sunday’s main program is providing outpatient…

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What Are You Paying For When You Pay For Language Services?

June 28, 2022

You have a need to communicate with people who speak a different spoken language than you. You need effective communication because this is important. It’s a healthcare issue, or a legal one, maybe the two of you need to sign important paperwork, enter into a contract, or you need to inform the other party of…

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Interview With Farid Takkal 

May 26, 2022

The work of Access Language Solutions closely follows the immigration patterns of Lexington, KY. Wework closely with Kentucky Refugee Ministries to identify multilingual individuals whose skills can be utilized to assist in the resettlement process of their fellow countrymen, women and children. The Kentucky Interpreter and Translator Association then provides the interpreter training to these…

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Annual Report 2021

April 29, 2022

Directors Statement As we close out Q1 of 2022, I find myself reminiscing about 2021. 2021 continued to be a year of changes and finding our new normal. ALS continued to make shifts from on-site interpreting to video and phone interpreting as our primary means of assisting the limited-English proficient population. I have been incredibly…

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Remembering Bill Fors 

March 5, 2022

In the early morning hours of November 19, 2021, my dad, Bill Fors, lost his valiant battle with COVID. He spent the last month of his life showing us a tremendous will to live, and we will all miss him terribly. To honor his life in the month of his birth, Access Language Solutions is…

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Remote Interpreting Becomes Viable Solution Amidst Pandemic

February 24, 2022

The pandemic has changed ourlives in many ways. In the world oflanguage access, it made us allmore reliant on technology in orderto continue providing services forthe limited-English proficientpopulation. As someone who hasbeen involved in this industry formore than 20 years, I have seenfirsthand the evolution of phone and video interpreting. Thankfully, connecting has become more…

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Bridging the Gap for Afghani Refugees

January 20, 2022

As someone who has worked with languages and cultures for a significant part of my professional life, I am excited that Lexington, KY is in the process of welcoming a new group of refugees from Afghanistan. We have been vaguely familiar with this land-locked country a half a world away-a country where the United States…

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