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Language Access Resources and Tips--WA

  • Organization: Office of the Ombudsman
  • Document Type: Program materials
  • Creation Date: Friday, April 19, 2013
  • Submitted: Friday, April 19, 2013
  • Attachment: LINK

Watch Language Access 101 and Tips for Working with Interpreters videos at the Washington State Coalition for Language Access (WASCLA) site: http://www.wascla.org/ WASCLA also offers a directory of professional interpreters and translators.
? Phone interpretation - Schools and school districts can establish an account with several phone interpretation companies that have Washington state contracts. Once the account is set up, users can access interpreters 24 hours a day and pay per minute (between 0.85 and 0.95 cents p/m). School staff can call limited English speakers in a 3-way call with an interpreter on the line. Language Line www.languageline.com Language Link www.cts.languagelink.com Pacific Interpreters www.pacificinterpreters.com
? Let Everyone Participate - a website from the Federal government that has the latest policies and guidelines from the Federal government. This site also offers demographic information, opportunities for technical assistance and help with specific questions. http://www.lep.gov/
? The Department of Justice has posted the full text of the Executive Order 13166, which is the order from the President requiring that federally conducted and federally assisted programs and activities take steps to improve access to their services for people with limited English proficiency. This site also has memos that offer specific guidance on how to implement this Executive Order. http://www.justice.gov/

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