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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.
AIIC works together with ISO and big employers like the European Commission to establish technical standards for both fixed and mobile interpreting booths.
Check out aiic.net's list of schools and programmes which have responded to our online survey and have shown that they meet AIIC's quality criteria.
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.