Answering Frequently Asked Questions from our Extension colleagues Overview of our translation, interpretation, coaching & consultation, and equipment rental program

Documents on best practices for outreach materials, EEO/AA statements, forms, and best practices with working with translators and interpreters

How to’s in providing for LEP individuals, keeping records, and LanguageLine

Language Access memos

How to file a complaint

Map of our services around the state

List of translations by institute and COVID-19 materials

Further resources on Expanding Access, Extension’s Spanish resources, and data/reports.

I am writing a grant and want to include language access services in my proposal

 

 

Language access is a right.
Persons with limited English proficiency (LEP) are protected from national, origin-based discrimination under Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964. As recipients of federal financial support, University of Wisconsin-Madison Divison of Extension, Extension’s programs, services, and activities are accountable to the federal laws and policies that protect the rights of LEP persons.

 

Communication that provides “equal footing” for LEP members of the public is our policy.
In accordance with our organizational values and the federal accountability framework for language access, it is Extension’s policy to ensure that persons with limited English proficiency have meaningful access to our programs, services, and activities. This policy aims to ensure that no person is subject to prohibited discrimination based on the language they speak or their ability to communicate in English.

 

Language access improves our service to the state.
We value opportunities to build relationships through our work. Thus, strong communication is essential to build strong relationships with the Wisconsin communities we serve. Language access is one way our organization demonstrates its commitment to inclusive practices that foster communication and relationships with linguistically and culturally diverse audiences.