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Jan03

Education Language Access Requirements for California's K-12 Schools

The Migration Policy Institute issued a Limited English Proficient Population in the United States in 2015. The organization reported 61.6 million U.S. residents spoke languages other than English. Twenty-five million of this group had limited English proficiency. The federal agency says LEP refers to any person age five and older that don't speak ...

Education Language Access Requirements for California's K-12 Schools
Dec18

Language Access in Insurance: Helping LEP Consumers Get Access to the Marketplace

Health insurance is a necessity for every person living in the United States. The Affordable Health Care Act allowed more uninsured people to get covered. According to the U.S. Census Bureau, 91.2 percent of Americans had health insurance in 2017. Still, 28.5 million residents didn't have health coverage during the year. Insurance shields policyhol...

Language Access in Insurance: Helping LEP Consumers Get Access to the Marketplace
Oct15

The Right to Language in a Medical Crisis

Who is at fault when parents misunderstand medical instructions due to a language barrier, and their child dies as a result? Public pressure to answer that question caused laws to evolve several times recently because of such a situation. America has been a melting pot of languages since its inception, and that is no different today. There are over...

The Right to Language in a Medical Crisis
Sep26

Language Access Plans (LAP) and City Governments

Improving active involvement in local government for all citizens is important to many cities, but sometimes it’s not easy to know where to start. A language access plan (LAP) can provide you with a roadmap that the entire city government can use to help determine where each department is at in the process of increasing language accessibility. From...

Language Access Plans (LAP) and City Governments
Sep24

Elections, Federal Compliance, And Translation: What You Should Know

With another election coming up, many voters are already thinking about casting their ballots fairly soon. US citizens who speak languages other than English will often have access to election materials in their primary language thanks to federal provision requiring that state and local elections officials provide translated ballots and other docum...

Elections, Federal Compliance, And Translation: What You Should Know

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