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Real-time translation at North Mason graduation

Helping families know what’s said at events

When the Class of 2023 graduated from North Mason High School on June 9, its numbers included 32 multilingual-learner students, so this year’s graduation ceremony included a new accommodation for MLL students’ families.

Amanda Marley-Clarke, communications specialist for North Mason School District, explained how this year’s high school graduation made the first use of district interpreters to provide simultaneous translation services, through 35 headsets, directly to the multilingual families in the audience.

“The use of these headsets, and simultaneous interpretation, helped make this year’s...


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