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Georgia County Restricts Language Access, New York City Expands It

Two recent news stories highlight contrasting approaches to language access for recent immigrants with limited English proficiency. A local government agency in Georgia refuses to provide election documents in Spanish. Meanwhile a New York school district plans to beef up language services for thousands of LEP schoolchildren and will expand translation and interpretation services to include nine additional languages....

Building Bridges for LEP Voters During Texas Elections

Nearly 35 percent of Texas residents speak a primary language other than English at home and the number of non-English speakers across the state continues to rise. Election officials are required to provide bilingual election materials to limited English proficient (LEP) voters, including ballots, applications for early voting, voter affidavit forms, and some types of instructional posters. That’s a...

New Immigrants Coming of Age Require Elections Documents in More Languages

Elections season is upon us! The upcoming Iowa Caucuses and the New Hampshire primary launch the run up to the US presidential election on Tuesday, November 8, 2016. As our immigrant population of voting age becomes more diverse, the requirements for election officers to provide election materials in languages beyond English continue to increase. China and India are now...

Avantpage Rolls Out Comprehensive Linguistic Evaluation Service to Reduce Errors, Cut Costs

At Avantpage, we’re always looking for ways to offer our clients more bang for their buck. Our goal is to provide services that enhance our clients’ translation efforts, offer greater accuracy, and reduce errors to save you time, effort and money. That’s why we’re excited to introduce a new service for our customers, Comprehensive Linguistic Evaluation.   What is Comprehensive Linguistic...

Election Translation Tip: “Let’s Vote” Is Not the Same As “El voto de Let”

During election season, it’s important to make sure your messaging and documentation reaches all potential voters and supporters and it all begins with encouraging voters to come to the polls. The title of this post uses a Google Translate Spanish translation of the word “let” that would be correct if we were referring to the voting actions of our...

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