Technology and Interpreting
The integration of new technologies in interpreter training and practice is helping the industry meet increasing demands more swiftly and reliably. More opportunities are emerging to train humanitarian interpreters in the field, and access to technology to support communication for those living in fragile contexts is leading to improved livelihoods. However, Barbara Moser-Mercer, Professor of Conference Interpreting and Founder and Director of the University of Geneva’s Center for Interpreting in Conflict Zones (InZone), points out that research into the cognitive impact of these new work contexts is not keeping up with the pace of technological change. In the lead up to her keynote address on the ‘ABCs of Technology’, InDialog interviewed Moser-Mercer to hear about some of the innovative pedagogical approaches being developed for interpreter training.