Sign-On Letter: Support of a Universal Symbol for Language Assistance Services in Health Settings

ACAP recently signed on to a letter with 103 partner organizations supporting the development of a universal symbol for language assistance services. 

The letter notes that without language services, people with limited English proficiency (LEP) may not enroll in programs for which they are eligible, may not receive timely or comprehensive healthcare and may not know their rights to free, timely and competent language services. 

The letter also emphasizes that this new symbol should be user tested with a diversity of individuals from differing linguistic communities and with differing levels of health literacy. It also must be designed with the input of the entities intended to use it. 

Read the full letter, including expanded details, via the sidebar to the right.