According to a 2019 U.S. Census Bureau survey, nearly 68 million people in the U.S. speak a language other than English at home. To help make the voting process accessible to everyone who is eligible, vote.gov works with state election offices, federal agencies, and non-partisan organizations to create a national source of accurate voting information and clear registration instructions in multiple languages. — via USA.gov
Resources on Multilingual
What is translation technology? This introductory resource will help you understand how and when to use translation technology to provide …
In this webinar, Laura Godfrey and Fedora Braverman share tips for translating content in the digital context.
Multilingual resources to standardize the use of various languages across government.
Addressing web and digital communications related to Hurricane Idalia
Addressing web and digital communications related to Hawaii wildfires
Ten tips for creating and managing multilingual government websites.
Executive Order 13166 was issued in August of 2000 and this memorandum reaffirms its mandate.
EO 13166 requires federal agencies to examine the services they provide, identify any need for services to those with limited English …
A list of common English health care and medical terms, and their Spanish translations.
A list of additional Internet resources to help standardize the use of Spanish across government.
News and Events on Multilingual
The USAGov program has been developing a new iteration of our bilingual sites, USA.gov and USAGov en Español. In the process of building beta.USA.gov and beta.USA.gov en Español, we’ve been rethinking our work style and priorities. Follow the “Building Beta” series to learn how we’re reimagining the way we approach product management, usability, accessibility, content creation, analytics, and outreach. — via USA.gov
At USA.gov and USAGov en Español, we’re always looking for better ways to connect people to government information through social media. Using stories has helped us increase our engagement rate and our number of followers as we deliver helpful information to people. Stories may be a good addition to your agency’s social media strategy, too. These three tips can help you get started. — via USA.gov
We listened to feedback from people who use our materials in various languages to make sure people could find the information they need most, in the language they prefer. Now we’re relaunching our pages in multiple languages. — via Consumer Financial Protection Bureau
For the last few years during Hispanic Heritage Month, USAGov en Español has partnered with federal agencies in a Twitter chat to let people know about official government information and services in Spanish. If you’re part of a government agency, we invite you to take part in this year’s chat on October 6, 2022 at 1 PM ET. — via USA.gov
Sunsetting Go.USA.gov: Frequently Asked Questions—For more than a dozen years, government employees have used the Go.USA.gov URL shortening service to turn long government and military URLs into more manageable short URLs. On September 18, 2022, the U.S. General Services Administration (GSA) will sunset Go.USA.gov. If you’re a Go.USA.gov user, these answers to common questions can help you know what to do to prepare for the end of the service. — via USA.gov
Creating a New Way for People To Discover Government Benefits—To make it even easier for everyone to find services and benefits without needing to understand government structure, we’re developing a new digital tool in partnership with 10x, GSA’s incremental technology fund. BEARS, the Benefits Eligibility Awareness Resource Service, is an important step forward in providing an integrated, simple solution for federal benefits to improve the customer experience and will eventually cover all federal benefits from all agencies. — via USA.gov
Three Ways USAGov Outreach Can Help with Your Agency’s Next Campaign—Does your agency have an idea for a new marketing strategy? USAGov’s Outreach team can support your agency in all stages of your campaign. We can brainstorm with your team, discuss best practices, and try new marketing approaches to grow together in serving people. Learn how to begin partnering with us. — via USA.gov