E.g., 08/19/2022
E.g., 08/19/2022
Nongovernmental Language Access Resource Guide

Nongovernmental Language Access Resource Guide

  • The Washington State Coalition for Language Access (WASCLA) offers information on language access training programs, tips on working and hiring an interpreter, and sample language access agency policies.
  • A number of translation and Interpretation associations and organizations exist. The federal government’s LEP.GOV web site contains a fairly comprehensive list.
  • The Empire Justice Center’s Language Access Resource Center (LARC) offers information on the rights of Limited English Proficient (LEP) individuals and the obligations of federal funding recipients to provide language access.
  • Mass Legal Services’ Language Access Library includes language access training resources, glossaries, and LEP data and statistics, as well as information on LEP legal services and programs.
  • The National Center for State Courts (NCSC) maintains a small collection of court-related language access research, translation guidelines, and legal decisions.
  • The National Center for Cultural Competence at Georgetown University serves as a beginner’s go-to guide by providing answers to frequently asked questions regarding the implementation of language access policies.
  • The National Legal Aid & Defender Association (NLADA) provides language access training materials and regularly incorporates issues relating to this topic into its annual conferences. NLADA’s language access resources are most easily accessed by searching for the term “language access” into the homepage search bar.
  • The National Language Service Corps consists of volunteer language specialists who serve as emergency interpreters both during times of national crisis and in non-crisis situations in which an immediate short-term interpreter is needed.