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Are you an avid tablet user? An aspiring tablet interpreter? Or someone who is thinking about getting a tablet and wondering how to get the most out of it for interpreting? Whether you’re just starting out or already have experience using your tablet in your work, this presentation is for you. Join us and discover how your tablet can enhance your interpreting. Explore the different tablets, applications, styluses, and other tools on the market. Learn about the pros and cons of tablet interpreting, as well as how interpreters the world over are currently using tablets in their work. Participants will be provided with resources to continue learning more about this emerging field.
Alexander Drechsel is a conference interpreter with the European Commission's Directorate-General for Interpretation. His love of languages and communication with people is only matched by his affection for mobile devices of all shapes and sizes: Alexander has been an iPad user since day one and also knows a thing or two about Android tablets. He shares what he knows with fellow interpreters in workshops, on Twitter (@tabterp), and on his website (www.tabletinterpreter.eu) where you can also download his comprehensive Tablet Interpreter Manual.
Josh Goldsmith is an EU accredited interpreter working from Spanish, French, Italian and Catalan into English. He pairs his love of all things tech with his work at the University of Geneva’s InZone center, where his research focuses on the intersection between interpreting, technology and education. An avid tablet interpreter, he can be found on Twitter at @Goldsmith_Josh.