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Why involving language services providers (LSPs) in the translation platform design is important

by Roberta Lizzi - Senior project manager, external human resources director When multinational surveys and assessments go digital, content creators, principal investigators or test owners tend to rely on platforms, not only for delivery, but also for the management of the translation process. These platforms can be off-the-shelf or developed ...

Survey data about non-binary people: a critical tool to inform discussions about policy, resource allocations, and other issues that affect them

by Pisana Ferrari – cApStAn Ambassador to the Global Village “International Non-Binary People’s Day” is celebrated ever year on the 14th of July since 2012 and is aimed at raising awareness around the issues faced by people who do not identify as male or female. The issue is gaining increasing ...

Are decisions based on tests justified? A critical discussion of their implications for society in both historical and international contexts at ITC Conference 2021

Published in: Conferences

by Pisana Ferrari – cApStAn Ambassador to the Global Village ITC Conference: ITC Symposium on “Testing and Society”: Friday July 9, 2021, 6.30 pm CEST cApStAn co-founder Steve Dept is honoured to have been invited to be part of a prestigious panel of experts, moderated by Avi Allalouf, at the ...

Proud of cApStAn’s founder, Steve Dept’s contribution to the ITC-ATP Guidelines for technology based assessments

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by Pisana Ferrari – cApStAn Ambassador to the Global Village ITC-ATP Guidelines for technology based assessments A Panel Discussion on the International Test Commission (ITC) and Association of Test Publishers (ATP) Guidelines for Technology-based Assessments is scheduled for Saturday 10 July at the ITC (virtual) Conference 2021. The ITC-ATP Guidelines ...

Loss of linguistic diversity may lead to loss of knowledge of age-old remedies that could unlock the potential for new treatments

by Pisana Ferrari – cApStAn Ambassador to the Global Village According to the UN, more than 30% of the 7,400 languages on the planet are expected to disappear by the end of the century. The impact of language extinction on linguistically unique knowledge is often overlooked, says Dr Rodrigo Cámara-Leret, ...

Exclamation marks have become part of a social-media specific dialect to prompt humour and irreverence

by Pisana Ferrari – cApStAn Ambassador to the Global Village Francis Scott Fitzgerald hated exclamation marks (“it’s like laughing at your own joke”), Virginia Woolf, Jane Austen and James Joyce loved them, and Anton Chekov even wrote a short story in their honour. “Long considered the ‘fun uncle’ of the ...

DETAILED TRANSCRIPT: TRANSLATING SENSITIVE SURVEY QUESTIONS – EXPERIENCES OF DISCRIMINATION IN EUROPE

Download your free copy below   EU-MIDIS II, the EU’s 2nd Minorities and Discrimination Survey, provides an interesting case study of a close and successful collaboration between the FRA, the EU Agency for Fundamental Rights, the survey organisation Ipsos MORI, and cApStAn LQC. The aim of the EU-MIDIS cycle of ...

Not everyone who speaks English is treated the same way. What happens when accent discrimination creeps in?

by Pisana Ferrari – cApStAn Ambassador to the Global Village Have you ever become impatient during work conversations, speaking over or finishing the sentences of colleagues who are non-native English speakers and are more hesitant? Do you tend to gravitate more towards colleagues who are English native speakers to chat ...

Translation can be a political act when is used to give a voice to under-represented groups and challenge gender stereotypes

by Pisana Ferrari – cApStAn Ambassador to the Global Village The act of translating a text, of making it available to people who can’t read the original language, is a political statement in many different ways: what works are chosen to translate, or not to translate, who should translate, what ...