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E.g., 06/26/2017

What Are Language Access Services?

What Are Language Access Services?

The phrase "language access services" describes services that agencies use to bridge the communication barrier with individuals who cannot speak, understand, read, or write English fluently.

Both Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 and President Clinton's 2000 LEP Executive Order (Executive Order 13166) mandate compliance for any agency receiving federal funds.

Click here for more information about the legal requirements to provide language access and access MPI's non-governmental language access resource guide, which contains information on state and local language access coalitions and other advocate networks working with limited English proficient communities to improve language access.

Examples of agency-wide initiatives that make services accessible to LEP clients include the following: