Aloha from the Office of Language Access!

The Office of Language Access (OLA) provides oversight and central coordination to state agencies,  (the executive, legislative and judicial branches of Hawai‘i’s state government) as well as technical assistance to state and covered entities, in developing and implementing their Language Access Plan as required by law.  It also monitors and reviews state agencies for compliance and provides language access complaint resolution.

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Language Access Advisory Council Meeting

Language Access Advisory Council meeting on Wednesday, October 14, 2020 (tentatively), from 9:30 am to 11:00 am, only available via Zoom, according to the Covid 19 stay-at-home order.  To join the meeting, please click on the link provided in the agenda notice (pending).

“Non-English Speaking Population in Hawaiʻi “(DBEDT Report – April 2016)

“Detailed Languages Spoken At Home in the State Of Hawaiʻi” (DBEDT Report – March 2016)

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