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AIIC and ISO Standards

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There are a number of standards and specifications that relate to conference interpreting and the interpreting profession at large. AIIC and its members have contributed their knowledge and expertise in developing these ISO Standards.

Several standards have been published thanks to the hard work of the ISO Standards Project. These standards provide rigorous technical specifications for high-quality professional interpreting equipment and services.

 

Standards for interpreting equipment

──       ISO 20108:2017 Simultaneous interpreting — Quality and transmission of sound and image input — Requirements Also in French, Russian, German, Spanish


──       ISO 20109:2016 Simultaneous interpreting — Equipment — Requirements Also in French, Russian, German, Spanish


──       ISO 2603:2016 Simultaneous interpreting — Permanent booths — Requirements Also in French, Russian, German, Spanish


──       ISO 4043:2016 Simultaneous interpreting — Mobile booths — Requirements Also in French, Russian, German, Spanish


──       ISO 22259:2019 Conference systems — Equipment — Requirements Also in French, Russian


──       ISO/PAS 24019:2020 Simultaneous interpreting delivery platforms — Requirements and recommendations Also in French, Russian

Standards for interpreting services

──       ISO 13611:2014 Interpreting — Guidelines for community interpreting Also in French, Russian


──       ISO 18841:2018 Interpreting services — General requirements and recommendations Also in French, Russian


──       ISO 20228:2019 Interpreting services — Legal interpreting — Requirements Also in French, Russian


──       ISO/CD 23155:2020 Interpreting services — Conference interpreting — Requirements and recommendations (under development as of May 2020 )

Acquiring ISO standards

Once a standard is approved and published, it can be bought from ISO.

AIIC cannot provide anyone with the final text of a standard since ISO owns all standard copyrights.

Should you wish to purchase one of these standards, you should apply to ISO. You can choose to be sent either a hard (paper) copy or a non-printable digital one. Since the document will state clearly that it has been licensed to “so & so”, it may not be lent or forwarded to anyone else.

Furthermore, anyone who owns a copy of a standard may not quote it verbatim and may only paraphrase the original text.


See also the AIIC ISO Standards Project

See also the AIIC Technical and Health Committee