Why? Government agencies are required by law to provide public information accessibility to all individuals, including those with low English proficiency, as part of compliance with Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964. Title VI states that discrimination on the ground of race, color, or national origin shall not occur in connection with programs and activities receiving Federal financial assistance. In order to prevent this discrimination, it is necessary for government organizations to communicate with everyone in a language they can understand.
United States government organizations must also contract a certain amount of work with small, minority, and women-owned businesses. In order to work with these populations, it may be necessary for government agencies to seek out professional translation services.
What kinds of government documents need translation? Everything from driver’s license applications, to voting documents, to public information on health issues, to signage and homeland security-related documents, and more. When you realize that in some states, such as California, non-English speakers make up 40% or more of the population, having a reliable source for these state and federal government translations is imperative. California state government has some of the most stringent requirements, requiring translation specialists who understand California law as well as the many languages spoken in California.
Avantpage has government translation specialists who can translate government forms and documents into over 100 languages. Under strict budgets constraints and high visibility pressures, Avantpage offers government agencies quality, cost-efficient translations and compliance security. In addition, our quality assurance promise guarantees that you’ll never have to worry about poorly translated documents or not reaching your audience in the right way. Need your government documents translated quickly? With Avantpage, we pride ourselves on having a fast turnaround time. Plus, with AvantFlow, you are in control of project management tools from beginning to end.