Reference Materials


Below we provide a list of some wonderful resources for interpreters, these include Dictionaries and Training materials for purchase as well as some of the very many online dictionaries and resources which can be helpful for interpreters.

USEFUL INFORMATION ABOUT CULTURAL COMPETENCY IN HEALTHCARE


About the Center of Cultural and Linguistic Competence in Health Care
Cultural Competency Curriculum for Emergency Responders Released
Making the Business Case for Culturally and Linguistically Appropriate Services in Health Care
National Standards for Culturally and Linguistically Appropriate Services in Health Care
Think Cultural Health

USEFUL REFERENCES FOR MEDICAL INTERPRETERS


LAB Tests Online
Rare Diseases* English only
Genetics Home Reference * English only
Medical Reference-MedLine Plus
Medical Abbreviation Dictionary * English only

Revised Chief Justice Directive on Interpreters

WASHINGTON – The Justice Department today (June 29, 2011) announced it has reached an agreement with officials of the Colorado Judicial Department to ensure that limited English proficient (LEP) individuals seeking services throughout Colorado’s state court system will have access to timely and competent language assistance.
The agreement resolves a Justice Department investigation of a complaint alleging that the Colorado Judicial Department, which receives federal funding, was not in compliance with Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, and the nondiscrimination provisions of the Omnibus Crime Control and Safe Streets Act of 1968. These two acts prohibit discrimination on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex or religion by recipients of federal assistance.
“Justice cannot be served without access and effective communication. This agreement shows that, even in tough economic times, this core principle can and must be attained,” Thomas E. Perez, Assistant Attorney General for the Civil Rights Division. “I thank Chief Justice Michael L. Bender, State Court Administrator Gerald Marroney and their staff for working cooperatively with the Justice Department to bring down barriers to justice.”
As part of the agreement with the Justice Department, Colorado’s chief justice has issued a comprehensive directive that provides for free and competent interpreter services in all criminal and civil proceedings, as well as court operations. Colorado state court officials consulted with judges, administrators, and community experts to shape a directive that is an example for all courts subject to civil rights laws that require meaningful access to court proceedings and other court operations, at no charge to LEP individuals.
See complete Supreme Court Directive, attached.

Civil Law Vocabulary – FAMILY LAW Terms

On September 12, 2001, Atty Jeanie Busacca provided CAPI participants at the annual interpreters judicial conference with this vocabulary list to increase our understanding of the terms used in family law.

Probate Court Terminology

On September 12, 2001, Atty Jeanie Busacca provided CAPI participants at the annual interpreters judicial conference with this vocabulary list to increase our understanding of the terms used in probate court.

Terminology Used in Water Court

On September 12, 2001, Atty/Senior Judge Patricia Madsen provided CAPI participants at the annual interpreters judicial conference with this vocabulary list to increase our understanding of the terms used in Colorado’s Water Courts.

Online Vocabulary Builder FreeRice.com

Online English vocabulary building website.
For each answer you get right, the donate 20 grains of rice to the UN World Food Program to help end hunger.

ACEBO

Excellent training tapes and books for interpreter skill buildiong, offered in several languages, as well as language neutral materials.

In Trans Book Service

Book service for professional interpreters and translators, many titles and specialties available.