At the Upper Midwest Translators and Interpreters Association (UMTIA), our mission is to improve the quality of interpreting, translating, and language resources in Minnesota, Wisconsin, Iowa, South Dakota and North Dakota.
We are a chapter of the American Translators Association (ATA). Our core membership is based in Minnesota, but it also represents areas of Wisconsin, Iowa, South Dakota, and North Dakota. We seek to emulate in the fields of spoken language interpreting and translating the accomplishments of the Registry of Interpreters for the Deaf (RID) in education, standards, and excellence in the field of ASL interpreting.
UMTIA is dedicated to improving language access and the quality of language services by providing educational opportunities for interpreters and translators, by supporting the development of qualifications and regulatory practices for the field, by helping to create training standards and best practices, by bringing together interpreters from a variety of language backgrounds, and by engaging in language development activities in new immigrant languages, especially languages of lesser diffusion.