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Demystifying the Difference Between Simplified Chinese vs. Traditional Chinese 

By: Fang Sheng Simplified Chinese vs. Traditional Chinese, Mandarin vs. Cantonese⏤there are plenty of myths and misconceptions when it comes to the Chinese language. Many such misconceptions even persist in the language services industry, where seasoned language services providers (LSPs) make factual mistakes that they could avoid with a little…


How to build digital accessibility into your products and services

Celebrate Global Accessibility Awareness Day by eliminating linguistic barriers! By Gosia Wheeler May 16, 2024, marks the 13th Global Accessibility Awareness Day (GAAD). Around the world, 法律, 医疗, and scientific organizations along with governments, 大学, and businesses will host events to get everyone talking, 思考, and learning about digital access…


Shohei Ohtani’s Japanese interpreter under the microscope

解释, 道德, and the importance of professionalism in language access By: Ben Karl, 詹姆斯·基什内尔, Christina Guerrero-Harmon, and Jamie Hartz Given that language professionals often work behind the scenes, it’s uncommon for the outside world to take an interest in what interpreters do. Ippei Mizuhara, the now fired and disgraced…


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