“LEP” is a staple term in government, the language industry, and, until recently, education. But it’s outdated, and people who speak a language other than English deserve something better.
It can be tricky to figure out what vital medical documents you’re supposed to translate and in which languages. In this post, we break down what a vital document is, how to determine which of your documents are vital and which aren’t, and how to identify what languages you need to translate vital documents into.
Interpreting, perhaps especially ASL interpreting, is more than a job. It’s a lifestyle. And Pride is so personal for so many of us, it adds an extra layer of emotion and energy. How selfless of them to show up in the name of accessibility.
A final rule has been issued regarding Section 1557 of ACA. See how these new changes affect language access.
2021 was a great year for language access. See the policies, laws, and innovations that cropped up.
African-American Vernacular English is a dialect spoken by many Black Americans. Commonly known today as Black English, it has its own grammatical structure, usage, and pronunciation rules.
Black American Sign Language (BASL) is a vibrant language that has existed on the fringe for far too long. Now, Black Deaf youth are changing that. Read about the history of BASL along with an interview with ASL interpreter Rashana.
For the millions of U.S. voters with limited English proficiency, language barriers can present a big challenge. Multilingual materials and language access plans are key to making the election accessible for everyone.
If you’re new to using an ASL interpreter over video, it’s a good idea to brush up on the applicable laws to make sure your deaf or hard-of-hearing patients are receiving the best care possible. (You can start here!)
As interpreters, it’s important to work toward using more gender-inclusive language. Certified Spanish interpreter Marisol Varela shares more.
Get a rundown of the proposed changes to Section 1557 of the ACA that may affect the way your organization approaches language access.
Healthcare providers may find themselves in legal trouble for not providing required language services to patients. Find out why it pays to be compliant.