Many ‘traditional’ ISO Certification Bodies require their audits to take place on-site at your premises. While this may be necessary in many industries like manufacturing, for language services it significantly increases the time, involvement and cost of your certification. At ATC Certification we are language industry specialists, so we understand the unique landscape in which [...]
Hello. This week is Deaf Awareness Week. It is a perfect opportunity to consider ways of improving Deaf Services, raise awareness of British Sign Language and celebrate the Deaf Community. It is also a great opportunity to explain a little more about the ISO 18841 Interpreting Services Standard. By achieving this standard, [...]
Buying language services can be a challenge. How do you differentiate between prospective suppliers? How do you ensure that the supplier you choose will deliver the high quality of service you require? What to Look for When Buying Language Services There are multiple factors to consider when buying language services and selecting the right [...]
Bigger, better, more robust The ATC’s ISO Certification Service was created in 2017 to provide industry expert auditing and certification to language service ISO standards. In April 2021, we launched ATC Certification Ltd, a standalone commercial entity jointly owned by the Association of Translation Companies and Associate Enterprises, the people behind Assent Risk Management and [...]
A new international standard for Healthcare Interpreting Services has been published by ISO. ISO 21998 for Healthcare Interpreting Services ISO 21998:2020 was published in December 2020. It includes requirements and recommendations for both spoken and signed communication. The standard designed to be applicable in all settings where healthcare interpreting is needed to treat a health-related [...]
In this short video Raisa McNab, CEO of the ATC, gives a brief introduction to the ISO Certification process.