Language Form

If you have received a Language Access Card we would appreciate if you could fill out the form below. For more information on Language Access in New York City & New York State please scroll down below the form:

Language Access:

Approximately two and a half million New Yorkers do not speak English as their primary language and have limited ability to read, speak, write, or understand English. This presents potential barriers when trying to access important government benefits or services. Below you will find Language Access Legislation in New York City and New York State:

New York City:

In New York City there are two pieces of legislation that dictate what we call “Language Access.” The first is Executive Order 120, and the second is Local Law 73.

Executive Order 120 dictates that each city agency is supposed to define a language access plan most appropriate for their agency. (You can find the plan for each agency here). It says each must cover at least the six top languages in NYC as determined in the City Planning Dept and the Census.

For the DOE – according to their website they offer for these languages based on 2009 data: Arabic, Bengali, Chinese, Haitian Creole, Korean, Russian, Spanish and Urdu.

New York State:

For New York State Governor Cuomo recently issued an Executive Order (No. 26)  requiring state agencies that provide direct public services to offer free interpretation and translation services to members of the public for vital forms and instructions. Based on census data, the services will be offered in Spanish, Chinese, Italian, Russian, French, and French Créole.

 

 

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