Access 2 Interpreters, Ohio Court Interpreter Certification

An article in Business First, discusses the interpreter certification program conducted by the Ohio Supreme Court. This past February, the Court certified 22 interpreters in Spanish, French, Russian, and American Sign Language. During the certification process, interpreters must complete and pass a written examination and an oral performance examination. It is widely acknowledged that there is “a lack of interpreting schools in the Midwest.” The article mentions that Access 2 Interpreters, in Columbus, has initiated a preparation course for legal interpreters. The course includes topics on legal procedures and terminology. The article also quotes Yana Schottenstein, Access’s General Manager, who stated that, “[Legal language] is a completely foreign language for a lot of people, including native speakers of English.” For more on Access’s Interpreter Education Department, see the “Access Academy” page.

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