Brand the Interpreter

Connected To The Bigger Picture with Erika Shell-Castro

November 18, 2022 Season 5 Episode 78
Brand the Interpreter
Connected To The Bigger Picture with Erika Shell-Castro
Show Notes

The passion for Civil Rights around Language Access of today's guest, woke up after she was returning  with her non-English speaking husband from working for Habitat for Humanity in Guatemala.

Erika Shell-Castro tells us the story of how she was inspired by her husband's journey as a new immigrant to learn as much as she could about Title VI and immigrant and refugee rights, later becoming a subject- matter expert and getting hired by the largest hospital system in Central Ohio to build their Language Access Program. 

Erika specializes in consulting with Partners on Language Access compliance and working with sales teams and Partner Success Managers as a resource and support.  

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Join OHCIA's Interpreter Directory and be ready for what's next.

The interpretation industry is changing. Laws are being passed that require more certification. More and more, interpretation is going remote with video or phone. Machine interpretation is getting better and better. Plus, companies are cutting costs for services like interpretation.

If you aren’t certified, don’t want to use technology, don’t have special skills, and don’t have the ability to be flexible, you’ll get less and less work as an interpreter.

The OHCIA Interpreter Directory, or ID, can help. It brings together interpreters and the organizations that hire them — so they can help each other provide much-needed interpretation services.

  • Free — The ID is free to all interpreters — forever. It’s paid for by subscription fees charged to hiring organizations
  • Trusted — It lists trained, certified interpreters so hiring organizations can trust the quality of the services offered
  • Easy — Interpreters can list specialties, availability, and more — so hiring organizations can easily find talent

OHCIA are the right people to bring interpreters and organizations together like never before. Our leadership has deep roots in the interpreter community, and we care deeply about where this industry is going. We have advocated for interpreters and health care interpretation since 2010, and we’re trusted by individuals and organizations alike.

To find out more about OHCIA’s Interpreter Director click on the link below!


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