Brennan Center: Fact Sheets | Language Access Problems Among Government Bodies
Wednesday, February 10, 2010
- Brennan Center for Justice at NYU School of Law
Prepared on behalf of the National Language Access Advocates Network ("N-LAAN"), these fact sheets illustrate the serious harms and deprivations of rights that result when individuals with limited English proficiency (LEP) are unable to access essential government bodies. Under Title VI of the Civil Rights Act, federal grantees are obligated to provide language access to LEP individuals, and Executive Order 13166 has charged the U.S. Department of Justice with the obligation to ensure that federal agencies are themselves language accessible. The fact sheets recommend action items to improve compliance with both requirements.