June 17, 2024

Effective Inclusion Through Language Access Roadmap

Language Access: Offering multilingual communities, access to the same services as to English Speaking individuals.

Why Language Access?

“Language Rights are Human Rights”

  • To prevent language, national origin, and ability-based discrimination
  • To ensure equal protection under the law
  • To improve outcomes
  • To add meaning to the word “Access” in your Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, Accessibility, and Belonging policy
  • To effectively include multilingual and deaf communities that amount to approximately

How to Offer Language Access Effectively?

  • Consult with a Language Access Expert
  • Allocate a budget for language access
  • Create a written Language Access Policy
  • Train your staff on Language Access
  • Professionally Translate your website and other documents
  • Attend an Effective Inclusion Through Language Access training
  • Emphasize the A of Access on your Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, Access,and Belonging of your DEIAB policies

It is the Law!

How do I Recruit Professionals to Bridge the Language Gap?

  • Working with Professional Linguists
  • Assess their credentials and their training
  • Assess their interpretation skills
  • Make them part of your team
  • Learn about their code of ethics
  • Use fair practices when hiring them

I want a truly inclusive society where immigrants and people with Limited English Proficiency can participate meaningfully.

  • My Why:

  • My How:

  • My What:

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