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Interpretation/Translation Associations

Organizations whose members are language interpreters or translators or sign language interpreters or transliterators for the deaf, students and instructors who have affiliated for the purpose of advancing their profession, promoting mutual interests, attending professional conferences, networking with their peers and taking advantage of other opportunities for continuing professional development. These associations may target medical interpreters, conference interpreters, judicial (court) interpreters, interpreters for the deaf (visual interpreters), translators or other specialties or may be open to professionals in the field; and may develop standards including a code of ethics for the field, offer certification programs, provide training in best practices and publish directories of members.

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