Ensuring Language Access and Effective Communication During Response and Recovery: A Checklist for Emergency Responders [open pdf - 173KB]
"As an emergency responder, it is critical for you to be prepared to effectively reach all members of the community during emergency response and recovery efforts. Survivors may include individuals with access and functional needs, such as persons with limited English proficiency (LEP) and persons with disabilities. Access to federally funded emergency response and recovery services must be provided to persons with LEP and persons with disabilities in accordance with federal civil rights laws, including Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 and Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973. These services may include providing language access services to provide meaningful access and auxiliary aids and services to ensure effective communication."
Department of Health and Human Services: https://www.hhs.gov/