AIIC UK & Ireland Regional News - 2020
AIIC Uk and Ireland has been very active over the past few months and has launched a series of important initiativeS aimed at SUPPORTING members through the covid-19 crisis AND HELPING THEM TO PREPARE FOR REMOTE INTERPRETING ASSIGMENTS IN EXTREMIS. A NUMBER OF IMPORTANT AND INTERESTING INiTIATIVES ARE PLANNED FOR THE COMING MONTHS, AS SOON AS TRAVEL RESTRICTIONS ARE LIFTED FOR THE UK. WATCH THIS SPACE!
AIIC has been very active at both central and regional level during the Covid-19 pandemic in an effort to safeguard the health and livelihood of its members. AIIC UK & Ireland has also joined forces with ITI and IPSE to lobby MPs and the UK Prime Minister asking for support for the self-employed during this difficult time.
AIIC’s Taskforce on Distance Interpreting (TFDI) has issued new advice for interpreters working from home in extremis during the health emergency, as well as for institutions and DI hubs.
On 30 March, Andrew Constable, who is the coordinator of TFDI, kindly agreed to take some questions from our Region during an informal session via Zoom.
Although we were of course ultimately left with no choice due to the circumstances, it was with great regret that we were forced to cancel our long-awaited Regional Conference.
On 2 March, Francoise Comte gave a talk on AIIC to 30 students of interpreting and translation at the University of Westminster.
Deborah Muylle visited Essex University in Colchester on 22 January to give a talk about AIIC to the University’s students of interpreting and translation.