UK Courts implement new safety measures

Language Technology Company thebigword Group is supporting the Ministry of Justice (MoJ) to implement new measures designed to ensure the smooth yet safe continuation of justice in court rooms around the UK. thebigword has provided translation and interpreting services to the UK’s MoJ since 2016.

In order to ensure that interpreters and limited English speakers are able to participate in court proceedings safely whilst maintaining appropriate social distancing requirements, thebigword has worked with the MoJ to supply court rooms around the country with bespoke headsets which enables an interpreter to communicate with a limited English speaker from a distance. This allows the court proceedings to run smoothly without the need for an interpreter to disrupt the flow of the hearing.

The MoJ have invested over £120k in new hardware including the new headsets to get our courts back up and running.

Commenting on the initiative, CEO of thebigword Group, Joshua Gould said: “At thebigword we are constantly working to give our clients the tools they need to communicate effectively and we are working closely with the MoJ to implement safety measure that ensure court rooms can continue hearing evidence from limited English speakers, whilst ensuring the safety of linguists and those giving evidence.”

thebigword is also supporting the Ministry of Justice with all remote booking channels including telephone and video remote interpreting services which enables interpreters to participate in court proceedings remotely.

About thebigword Group

thebigword Group is a global language technology company comprising of thebigword, TBW Global and Gould Tech Solutions. thebigword is one of the top 16 Language Service providers globally. It is the largest interpreting services provider in Europe and ranked 4th in the world.

The company recently launched WordSynk, the market first all-in-one language technology platform. WordSynk gives its users the power to communicate without language barriers through a single platform on any networked device, providing instant access to translation and interpretation services with a network of over 20,000 professional linguists in over 250 language combinations.

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