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Language Access for Limited English-Speaking Populations

Language Access for Limited English-Speaking Populations

Welcome to the King County Language and Communications Access Site

The King County Language Access Program provides guidance and tools to departments, agencies, residents and business as it pertains to accessible communications to individuals with Limited English Proficiency (LEP) and barriers to communication so that all services, programs and activities are meaningfully accessible to all constituents.

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Guidance and Resources for County Employees:

❏  Language Access Requirements
        Large Print | Infographic
❏  2021 Written Translation Manual
❏  I Speak Cards (PDF) | Blank Card
❏  2021 Top Tier Languages
❏  Top 10 Languages Dashboard
❏  Top 6 Language Maps
❏  Translator and Interpreter Directory
❏  Top Languages by City (EXCEL)
(Source: King County Emergency Management)
❏  Notice of Accommodations
❏  Babel Notice Template (WORD)

For more information and resources, please contact our Language Access Liaisons:

Cheryse Ishii
Language Equity Program Manager
King County Executive’s
Office of Equity and Social Justice
401 5th Ave, Suite 800, Seattle, WA 98104
(206) 477-6608

Mauricio Martinez 
Language Access Liaison
Customer Service Division
King County Executive Office
401 5th Ave, Seattle, WA 98104
 (206) 263-9630


King County Immigrant and Refugees Language Access Guidance, Tools and Resources: