Channel selection available for simultaneous interpretation at the Social Summit for Fair Jobs and Growth in Gothenborg

No language barriers at the Social summit for Fair Jobs and Growth



17 December 2017. In Gothenburg, European Heads of State and Government are gathering to discuss a more social Europe and to promote fair jobs and growth.

It is the first social summit of the European Union in 20 years and is organised by Read more

Simultaneous interpreting: do I have a suitable venue?



When providing simultaneous interpreting at your event, bear in mind that not every room is suitable.

Naturally, you need to have enough room to place the interpretation booths.
However, you cannot put the booths just anywhere. Read more

Speakers with more impact when providing simultaneous interpretation

8 tips for a greater impact of your speakers when providing simultaneous translation


To a large extent, the success of your speakers determines the success of your event. It goes without saying that you want to have good speakers at your event.

Everything that turns a speaker into a good speaker is doubly true when it comes to simultaneous interpreting.

That is why it is important Read more

A diagram that shows the equipment set-up to illustrate the question: What is simultaneous interpretation?

What is simultaneous interpretation?

When asking “What is simultaneous interpretation” we might be tempted to immediately dive into the technical details. We can assure you, that’s not what we will be doing here. Read more

Picture taken in a meeting to illustrate the misconceptions about simultaneous interpretation

4 Misconceptions about simultaneous interpretation

People’s backgrounds often cause them to have misconceptions about simultaneous interpretation and its usefulness in multi-national meetings … Read more

Picture of attendees listening to simultaneous interpretation tips with interpreter booths in the background

8 Simultaneous interpretation tips

These 8 simultaneous interpretation tips enhance the quality of the simultaneous interpretation at your next event.

Good interpretation is not only about having good interpreters and technology, but also about good preparation and proper meeting procedures. It is definitely worth taking the trouble to learn how interpreters work.
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Audience listening to a speaker in an event hall where simultaneous speeches are held

Simultaneous speeches in one space

Consider a setting where multiple speeches are held simultaneously in one single space, like an exhibition hall or hotel ballroom. Each speech is repeated every hour and people in the audience can decide which speech they would like to listen to and at what time.

Question: Is that possible, or will it lead to a cacophony of speeches reverberating in the room, making it Read more

Picture of a meeting where the are working with interpreters

Working with interpreters: 9 keys to success

Working with interpreters means working with professionals who strive to deliver the best possible service to their customers. People rely on the interpreters when listening to a speaker with a different native language. They expect the interpretation to be accurate and to relay the subtleties of the original language as reliably as possible.
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EU commissioner Karel De Gucht in a debate supported by simultaneous interpretation in Ghent with the interpreter boots in the foreground on the right

A debate supported by simultaneous interpretation with Karel De Gucht

On 12 April 2013, the representation of the European Commission in Belgium and the province of East Flanders organised a citizens’ dialogue in the Oude Vismijn in Ghent. The debate, on the future of the European Union, was supported by simultaneous interpretation.
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Voetbal voor blinden en slechtzienden op de blindentribune bij KRC Genk

How duvall technology helps visually impaired to enjoy football


Back in 2008, duvall came up with a technical solution allowing people with visual impairments to follow football matches from the stands. To do this, duvall worked together with Intro, a non-profit organisation that makes events accessible to people with disabilities. duvall is a sponsor of Intro.
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