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AIIC recognises that quality interpretation depends on more than an individual interpreter's knowledge and skills. Working conditions and technical standards are but a few of the factors that will affect the interpreter's performance.
Behind a curtain of professional neutrality, conference interpreters dedicate themselves to their art with the utmost passion.
AIIC works together with ISO and big employers like the European Commission to establish technical standards for both fixed and mobile interpreting booths.
Telephone interpreting may be a flexible and immediate solution to beat the language barrier. But be aware of the many disadvantages inherent in the lack of face-to-face communication.