Service Providers And Residents Can Learn More About Language Access Rights

CHEYENNE – In an effort to ensure that services are accessible to everyone, the Wyoming Department of Health Office of Health Equity is encouraging service providers and other residents to learn more about language access rights through an upcoming webinar series.

“Many people understand the need to make sure their services are accessible and welcoming to people with physical challenges,” said Lillian Zuniga, WDH Office of Health Equity program manager.

“Yet most are unsure about their responsibilities to help those who speak a language other than English.”

The planned webinar series offers community members, health and human service agencies, healthcare providers, law enforcement, education, and concerned citizens an opportunity to learn more about language access rights, as well as other related civil rights and protections.

Zuniga noted language access is a civil right protected by federal law.

Webinar details include:

Session I: Language Assistance Services

11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. Wednesday, 3/20

Session II: Language Access Planning

11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. Wednesday, 4/17

Session III: Beyond LEP: Effectively Communicating with Individuals with Disabilities 

11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. Wednesday, 5/22

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Ian Shipps, a supervisory investigator with the U.S Department of Health and Human Services Office for Civil Rights will lead each webinar session.

The series is being offered in collaboration with the Wyoming State Network for Language Access.

Contact Zuniga at for more information.


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