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 to be held on Wednesday, October 11, 2023, at 9:30 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. via Zoom. (See Zoom link in the attached agenda.) If you would like to attend in person, the physical meeting location will be 1177 Alakea Street, Room B-100, Honolulu, 96813. LAAC Meeting Notice – October_11_2023
REQUEST TECHNICAL ASSISTANCE OR TRAINING ON LANGUAGE ACCESS
OLA offers training and technical assistance to state and state-funded agencies. Topics may include:
- Laws and policies on language access;
- Improving language access practices in organizations;
- Roles and responsibilities of Staff and Volunteer Interpreters;
- How to work effectively with LEP clients;
- Locating and working with interpreters.
Use this form to submit a request.