In an increasingly global world, parents realize their kids will benefit from knowing more than 1 language. That’s why more and more parents are enrolling their children in foreign-language classes. It’s not a rare phenomenon. It’s estimated more of the world’s population is bilingual or multilingual than monolingual, according to research organization The Dana Foundation. […]
The language access services provided at Akron Children’s can be a life-saver when it comes to treating patients — literally, in some cases. Language Access Coordinator Roula Braidy remembers a refugee family who spent months traveling in and out of emergency rooms, but because interpretive services weren’t available, they couldn’t understand what was happening to […]
Language Access interpreters have one goal: making healthcare at Akron Children’s Hospital accessible to all families, regardless of their cultural background or the language they speak.
Cinco de Mayo is Spanish for May 5. It’s a day to commemorate the freedom and democracy earned during the Civil War. What better day than May 5 to celebrate the strides we are making to help Spanish-speaking families access healthcare?