OAIC guidance document library

These resource documents are intended to support Extension professionals in providing equitable, accessible, and inclusive programming. The content is informed by peer-reviewed research and other sources of information the OAIC considers to be credible, evidence-based practices.

This library is organized by our mission to focus our work on Access, Inclusion, and Compliance. Below, the content is formed around the following categories:

  • Requesting our services
  • Coaching & Consultation
  • Language Access Services
    • General
    • Translation
    • Interpretation
  • Expanding Access
    • Relationship building
    • Moving towards equitable programming
  • Inclusion
  • Compliance (Forms & Statements)
  • Informational Articles by OAIC

Requesting our services

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The documents below provide Extension colleagues the tools and steps necessary to request services through OAIC.

 C001. Requesting translations through OAIC

This document provides a step-by-step process of what requesters can expect of our translation coordination process.

C002. Coordinating an interpreter for your event

This document provides a step-by-step process of what requesters can expect of our interpretation coordination process.

C003. Coaching & Consultation Requests

This document provides a step-by-step process of what requesters can expect of our coaching & consultation process.


Coaching & Consultation

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The documents below provide topic tips on what colleagues can expect from OAIC and how to optimize their time with our team during their coaching & consultation session.

C003. Coaching & Consultation Requests

This document provides a step-by-step process of what requesters can expect of our coaching & consultation process.

C004. Coaching & Consultation checklist

This document provides requesters with a brief overview of what to prepare and they can expect from the OAIC team during a coaching & consultation session.


 

Language Access Services

The documents below provide Extension colleagues the tools and steps necessary to understand the processes with working the Language Access team to coordinate translation and interpretation services. The following sections are organized by general Language Access information, translation specific documents, and interpretation specific documents.

General Language Access documents

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D021. Language Access Team Services

This document provides a brief overview of the Language Access Team’s services.

D003. Budgeting your translation or interpretation project

This document provides a brief overview of what to budget for translation and interpretation projects.

D008. Documenting Efforts to Serve LEP Audiences

This document outlines ways for Extension colleagues to keep track of their efforts towards providing services for LEP audiences.


D004. Can bilingual staff, volunteers, or minors interpret/translate?

This document provides Extension colleagues information on choosing appropriate interpreters for their programming.

E001. Designing multilingual flyers

This document provides brief tips to creating multilingual flyers designed for outreach.

E010. Developing Multilingual Web Spaces

This document provides information colleagues can utilize to create multilingual spaces. By outlining structures, knowing when to translate text, and more, colleagues can work to build a multilingual web space.


Translation

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The documents below detail topic tips that help colleagues navigate the translation process with our Language Access team. Translation materials are text-based materials which may include fact sheets, brochures, newsletters, outreach materials, program materials, or any website content.

D013. Translation

This document presents an overview of OAIC’s translation management process

D005. Tips for managing your translation project

This document describes the types of projects that the Language Access team works on and specific details to working on translation projects.

D010. Translating documents

This document outlines when it is appropriate to translate documents.




Interpretation

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The documents below detail topic tips that help colleagues navigate the interpretation process with our Language Access team. Interpretation services relate to oral programming such as workshops, trainings, conferences, and delegations/international partnerships.

D012. Interpretation

This document presents an overview of OAIC’s interpretation management process.

D020. Interpretation Equipment Rental Program

This document provides an overview for requesters of OAIC’s simultaneous interpretation equipment rental program.

D002. Hosting programs with interpreter services

This document explains how program leads can work with interpreters to ensure smooth interpretation for LEP individuals


D006. Working with interpreters for your program event

This document provides requesters a comprehensive checklist for working with interpreters for their programming.

D001. Information for invited speakers and presenters

This document provides information to speakers and presenters on how to work with interpreters for in-person programming.

D009. Managing Zoom Interpretation

This document provides a step-by-step process for setting up Zoom interpretation before, during, and after your event.


D011. How to use Zoom interpretation – In Spanish

This document outlines in Spanish how-tos to Zoom interpretation.

 

Expanding Access

“Expanding Access” refers to Extension’s public-service mission and the programs and services it provides across the state. It is outward-facing, intentional, and involves varied approaches to address disparities from both modern and historical perspectives. Expanding access is aimed at providing programming that is both culturally responsive and linguistically appropriate, and with attention to the needs of the state’s populations that are underserved and underrepresented.  The documents below provide topic tips to colleagues on building relationships and expanding access to their programming. 

 

Relationship Building

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The documents below provide Extension colleagues with topic tips on building relationships with underserved or underrepresented communities. Relationship building with communities can be a complex process and the documents below provide beginning steps.

E002. How to build meaningful relationships with other organizations

This document creates a foundation for initiating the relationship-building process with organizations external to Extension.

E003. Foundations to building meaningful relationships with communities

This document creates a foundation for initiating the relationship-building process with local communities.

E007. Tips for making your documents more inclusive

This document provides tips on how colleagues can work to make their documents more inclusive towards broader audiences beyond the translation of materials.


Moving towards equitable programming

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The documents below provide colleagues with topic tips on how to incorporate more equitable practices in their programming. These practices range from acknowledgments to the incorporation of new materials for programming.

E004. Facilitating a discussion around topics of diversity & inclusion

This document provides brief tips to creating a space for topics around diversity & inclusion.

E005. Creating QR codes

This document provides a brief outline of the benefits of using QR codes to share information to non-English audiences.

E011. Culturally Responsive Practices (CRP): Content development & implementation

This document provides strategies for creating and implementing culturally responsive strategies for Extension programming.


E008. OEDI Land acknowledgment resource

This document is an external source provided from OEDI on writing and creating a land acknowledgment.

E009. Land acknowledgment & 1862 Land-grant universities

This document outlines what a land acknowledgment is and of how land-grant universities like Extension can appropriately make land acknowledgments.


Inclusion

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“Inclusion” refers to Extension’s inward-facing culture as a workplace, including the spaces where our work is carried out. Inclusive excellence aims to foster an organizational ethos of respect, collaboration, and accountability among our colleagues, community stakeholders, and members of the public. 

 

Compliance (Forms and Statements)

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“Compliance” refers to the alignment of organizational structures, practices, and policies that are anchored by, but extend beyond, the established minimum legal standards for providing equitable access to programs and services in accordance with Title VI and VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 and other sources of federal law and policy. 

B001. Demographic Form Template

English

Spanish

Hmong

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B006. Partner nondiscrimination letter

To help us ensure that our partners do not intentionally discriminate, we ask that they complete an Assurance of Nondiscrimination by Partner Organization.

B004. Non-discrimination statements

These statements are a part of our organization’s responsibilities for non-discrimination compliance with federal law, and are intended for use across Extension’s communications, publications, and programming materials.


C007. When is Extension legally responsible for translating text-based materials?

This document is a flowchart used to help colleagues understand when Extension should translate materials under legal responsibility.

Informational articles by OAIC

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The documents below provide a one-stop access point to OAIC’s informational articles that have been featured on previous Expanding Access Quarterly newsletters.

F001. The emerging preference for “HMoob” as a term of self-identification

This article describes the change from the usage of “Hmong” to “HMoob” in written texts to move towards efforts of inclusivity towards HMoob communities.

F002. Dear Asians Initiative: How translation has opened the door to allyship

This article addresses the anti-blackness that exists in Asian American communities and how the Dear Asians Initiative and similar movements have helped create allyship between Black communities and other Asian American communities.

F003. The emergence of “BIPOC”: What it means and how it is used

This article lays out the definition of BIPOC and addresses the history of language labeling and how BIPOC emerged and is used today.


F004. What does system change look like?

This article addresses the ways in which Extension and Extension colleagues can work towards systemic change and initiating anti-racist work.

 

F005. Xenophobia: Addressing the pandemic nature of a social virus

This article addresses the xenophobia against Asian Americans that has occurred in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic.

F006. Accessibility in the time of COVID-19

This article establishes the necessity of accessibility during the COVID-19 and ways to implement changes in programming to ensure accessibility.


F007. Issues in brief: Representation matters

This article addresses the Homecoming video that was published on behalf of UW Madison and how it impacts the communities of color associated with the university.