Interpreting booths may look like little glass boxes, but they are actually built to demanding standards designed to facilitate quality interpreting and protect the health of the interpreters.
Interpreting services are multifaceted. In some cities, such as Brussels, Geneva, New York or Paris there are many international conferences and meetings, and a correspondingly large number of interpreters.
Interpreters are often referred to as 'translators', and people are not always aware of the difference between the two professions. And whilst many claim to be 'interpreters', professional conference interpreters are few and far between.
AIIC is the only global association of conference interpreters. Since its creation in 1953, AIIC has promoted high standards of quality and ethics in the profession and represented the interests of its members