Learn How to Make Your Videos Inclusive by Adding Subtitles

Whether it’s a professionally produced marketing video or a recording of a zoom call, adding subtitles in different languages is a great way to include everyone in your community despite their English abilities. This post will explain a little about what subtitles are and how they can be helpful in reaching an audience. There are […]

Yamhill Community Care Opens Doors to Spanish Speakers

Evolving language access beyond patient care Yamhill, Oregon – Yamhill Community Care has a mission: “Working together to improve the quality of life and health of Yamhill Community Care members by coordinating effective care.” YCCO goes beyond providing services, but focuses on preventative care and is shifting the culture to “well-care”, which catches risks before they become illness. They do […]

Is Your Language Access Workflow Ready for Parent-Teacher Conferences?

Parent-Teacher Conferences. If you work in a school with students who are from families with limited English abilities, this can be a stressful event even in a normal year. However, we’re not in a normal year. We’re in the middle of a pandemic which has impacted our schools in so many ways. So, we’ve been […]

How to hold Inclusive Virtual Back-to-School Meetings

Who knew how much could change in a year? With classrooms going remote throughout the country, educators are faced with having to figure out what may have been seen as impossible, like holding inclusive virtual back-to-school meetings. But, we are in a season of making the impossible, possible. Before scheduling a meeting for your diverse […]

Lead the Way – Find Diversity Equity with Language Access

This is a great time of year to develop a language access strategy for how to provide diversity equity and inclusion for the coming year. Too often, organizations are caught unprepared when a need arises for services from a person who has limited English abilities. Whether you work for a government agency, medical office, or […]

What does Community Engagement Mean for Education?

Can you have community engagement without a clear idea on who the people are in your community? Despite good efforts, I’ve recently read about examples in the news where community members were excluded due to cultural or language access limitations. Read these examples and tell me. . .what went wrong? Example #1: Teacher’s Strike in […]

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