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The translation resources included below are not necessarily endorsed by the Department of Justice or by the Federal Interagency Working Group on LEP.

Translation Guides

General Services Administration

Webinar: Survey Translation and the Inclusion of End Users in the Process: Experiences from the U.S. Census Bureau - February 27, 2020

U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services, Toolkit for Making Written Material Clear and Effective, Section 5: Detailed guidelines for translation - 2009 

U.S. Census Bureau,  Guideline for the Translation of Data Collection Instruments and Supporting Materials - August 2005 

The American Translators Association, Translation Getting it Right: A guide to buying translation - 2011

National Association of Judiciary Interpreters and Translators (NAJIT), Position Papers Addressing Translation

National Center for State Courts (NCSC), Guide to Translation of Legal Materials - April 2011

King County, Washington State, Written Language Translation Process - October 13, 2010

Houston Interpreters and Translators Association Publishes Q & A on Title VI and Language Access from DOJ - March 15, 2019 

Language Identification and I Speak Cards

Language Identification Card (PDF), Virginia Department of Health, 2011

I Speak Cards, California Department of Social Services, Available in 16 languages

I Speak Cards, Available in 17 Languages, Connecticut Department of Public Health

I Speak Card, Available in 17 Languages, Scott County Health Department  

I Speak Statements Card (PDF), U.S. Department of Agriculture, Food and Nutrition Service

Indigenous Language Identification Sticker, U.S. Department of Homeland Security

Language Identification Flashcard (PDF), U.S. Department of Commerce, Bureau of the Census

Language Identification Card (PDF), created by the State of Ohio Office of Criminal Justice Services, the National Association of Judiciary Interpreters and Translators, the Summit County Sheriff's Office, and the American Translators Association

Language Identification Card (PDF), New Jersey Hospital Association

Language Identification Card (PDF), City of Houston, Texas

I Speak Language Cards, Available in 14 Languages, State of Hawaii, Office of Language Access

I Speak Cards (archived link), Available in 20 Non-English Languages, Cultural Connect

Notices and Posters

Social Security Administration 

State of Hawaii, Office of Language Access

Georgia Department of Human Services 

Wisconsin Department of Human Services 

State of Florida Jobs 

State of Washington, Office of the Superintendent of Public Instruction (available in 21 non-English languages)

Massachusetts Court System, Office of Court Interpreters 

Federal Multilingual Resources

CFPB Bulk Publications, Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, Materials Available in 6 non-English languages - 2014

    U.S. Department of Agriculture, Food and Nutrition Service

    U.S. Department of Homeland Security, U.S. Customs and Border Protection, Materials Available in 29 Non-English Languages

    U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD), Materials Available in 14 Non-English Languages

    Social Security Administration, Multilanguage Gateway, Materials Available in 15 Non-English Languages

    Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Materials Available in Non-English Languages

    Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, COVID-19 Information - Español | 简体中文Tiếng Việt한국어 | Other Languages 

    National Library of Medicine, National Institutes of Health, Medline Plus Health Information, Materials Available in 49 Non-English Languages,

    U.S. Department of Justice

    Environmental Protection Agency, Available in 9 Non-English Languages

    U.S. Department of Treasury, Internal Revenue Service, Available in 6 Non-English Languages,

    GovBenefits.gov (Spanish)

    Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (Spanish)

    U.S. Food and Drug Administration (Spanish)

    Medicare.gov (Spanish)

    Other Federal Resources 

    National Language Service Corps (NLSC)

    National Virtual Translation Center (NVTC)

    Interagency Language Roundtable (ILR)