Tag: language access

New York Senate Passes Bill to Increase Language Access

A bill requiring New York state agency websites to be translated into the 12 most widely spoken languages in the state has recently been...

Weekly Shorts | April 30, 2021

Andrew W. Mellon Foundation Grant to Support U.S. Language Education America’s Languages Working Group has received a $500,000 grant from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation,...

Weekly Shorts | March 5, 2021

Stimulus funding for translation? While Washington, DC works on an economic stimulus bill for the entire United States, lawmakers in Vermont are drafting one of...

Apple to provide interpreters in stores

International tech company Apple plans to up the availability of American Sign Language (ASL) interpreters in its stores, reports information site iLounge. In the...

New Medical Interpreter Law Proposed

In the United States, there's already a federal law stating hospitals have to provide equal language access to limited English proficient (LEP) patients —...

Weekly Shorts | February 19, 2021

Facebook fixes translation error that called farmers "peasants" Facebook has removed its translation error from a recent covid-19 post on California governor Gavin Newsom's page,...

Boise government to up language access

The city of Boise, Idaho is currently looking to improve language access, according to local news site BoiseDev. Right now, the municipal government purchases...

New research on hospital interpreter use

The evidence that professional interpreters improve patient health is overwhelming — so why don't more American health care facilities provide interpreters? Two new studies...

Hospital adapts language plan after LEP deaths

Latino patients who don't speak English are 35 percent more likely to die from covid-19, Brigham and Women’s Hospital research suggests. Located in Boston,...