Well, if you do, you are in luck! We keep a very large pool of linguists in that part of Florida. The University of South Florida, Sarasota-Manatee on North Tamiami Trail has a student population which is made up of several students from foreign lands. China, Japan, Haiti, Venezuela, Brazil, Mexico, France, and Germany represent just a few countries which contribute to the population of foreign students on campus. These students carry with them documents like school transcripts, diplomas, birth certificates, foreign passports, etc. Maria from Mexico has always wanted to attend college in Florida. Very recently, she has narrowed down her search for a great school to USF in Sarasota. Prior to applying for admission, she gathered all her documents that are relevant to the admission process and got them all translated through Languages Unlimited. Students from other schools like the New College of Florida on Bay Shore Rd and the Ringling College of Art and Design also on N Tamiami Trail are now finding out that LU is the place to get their documents translated.
The School Board of Sarasota County hires American sign language interpreters on a regular basis. The Bay Haven School of Basics Plus on W Tamiani Cir has ASL professionals on on-site daily to assist deaf students in the classroom. When Johnny who is hard of hearing started elementary school in the fall of last year, the school board wasted no time to hire an interpreter to assist him. Likewise, Samantha who is completely deaf attends school at Booker Middle School on Myrtle Street has a full-time interpreter assisting her during classroom and off-site school related activities. Other schools like Riverview High School on Ram Way and Phillipp Shores Elementary School on Tamiami Trail are frequent users of ASL services. If you are a school administrator in Sarasota and in need of interpreters for your students, we are here to help.
The Sarasota Bradenton International Convention Center holds meetings throughout the year for local and international companies alike. When China Airlines recently came to town for one of its annual meetings in the US, several business people came from Taiwan to attend the convention. Many of them were not proficient in English and simultaneous interpreters were used to interpret for them during the meetings. Our technicians brought with them interpreting equipment for the occasion. Headsets, interpreter console unit, microphones, and booths are some of the equipment that are usually used. Samsung from South Korea also came to town recently. Languages like Korean, Japanese, German and Portuguese, to name a few, were frequently used during this large gathering. LU was hired to provide the interpreters and the technicians for the equipment.
Over-the phone interpreting is provided by LU to many businesses in Sarasota. Take the Lido Beach Resort on Benjamin Franklin Drive and the Hotel Indigo Sarasota on Boulevard of the Arts for example. Whenever foreign guests call to make reservations for these hotels, if they are not proficient in English, their reservation operators make use of our OTP service to assist them with the communication portion of their tasks.
As you can see, our company can help you communicate with LEP client in many ways.