Updated online service to help non-English speakers find interpreters

Non-English speakers can find information about how to access interpreting services in Australia more easily with theupdated TIS National’s website.

 

TIS National, the Department of Immigration and Border Protection’s Translating and Interpreting Service, publishes content in the top 10 high demand languages in Australia on their website www.tisnational.gov.au.

 

The 10 languages are Arabic, Dari, Farsi (Persian), Korean, Simplified Chinese, Spanish, Tamil, Traditional Chinese, Turkish and Vietnamese.

 

This service, known as TIS Multilingual, will help non-English speakers in Australia connect with businesses and government.

TIS National’s Acting Director, Rockiya Pirova said TIS Multilingual helps non-English speakers to access information, in their preferred language, on how to find and use TIS National interpreters.

 

This facilitates improved access to vital government and non-government services and will enrich non-English speakers’ experience living in Australia,” Ms Pirova said.

 

TIS Multilingual also has the ability to convert web content to speech. This will improve accessibility for all visitors to the TIS National website and make it easier for the community to access information about its services.

 

Text to speech is currently available in Arabic, English, Korean, Simplified Chinese, Spanish, Traditional Chinese and Turkish.

 

To find out more about TIS Multilingual or to access content in your language please see the TIS National website at www.tisnational.gov.au.

 

TIS National is an interpreting service provided by the Department of Immigration and Border Protection for people who do not speak English and for agencies and businesses that need to communicate with their non-English speaking clients.

 

TIS National provides a variety of interpreting services, including a 24-hour immediate phone interpreting service for any person or organisation in Australia who needs an interpreter for the cost of a local call.

 

11 December 2015.