Spoken Language and Disability Access Requirements of the New Section 1557 Health Care Civil Rights Rules

Spoken Language and Disability Access Requirements of the New Section 1557 Health Care Civil Rights Rules

Section 1557 of the Affordable Care Act (Section 1557) prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color, national origin, language, age, disability, or sex (including pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, and sex characteristics), in covered, health programs or activities. See: 42 U.S.C. §18116 et seq. On May 6, 2024, HHS released the long-awaited the Section […]

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language access rights. Multiculturalism

Language Access: The Right to Understand and Be Understood

Reading time: 5 mins  |  Word Count: 790 This blog was first published on https://linguisteducationonline.com In our multicultural society, language access is a fundamental right, crucial for fostering inclusive communities where every voice is heard, and every message is understood. As George Bernard Shaw once mused, “The single biggest problem in communication is the illusion […]

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Accessibility Braille

Accessibility Address all aspects of your path to accessibility, including digital, document, and print mediums.  Check our Braille Services Continuous Improvement User-Centered Design Employee Training Accessibility doesn’t have to be complicated or stressful. Everyone would agree that providing equitable access to information is paramount to the success of any organization. However, when tasked with addressing […]

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Bridging Cultures and Languages: The Power of Remote Interpreting Services

Reading time: 3 mins 2 secs  |  Word Count: 960   Introduction  In our increasingly globalized world, the importance of seamless communication across diverse cultures and languages cannot be stressed enough. However, language barriers have historically posed significant challenges in many sectors, from business and healthcare to tourism and international relations. Language services, such as […]

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The Hastings Center: Medical Interpretation in the United States is Inadequate and Harmful to Patients

Limited English proficient (LEP) people interact with health care providers, government agencies, and other organizations just as anyone else does  – seeking health care at doctor’s offices, clinics, and hospitals; hotline, 911, or information line calls; emergency services such as police, fire, and urgent health care; outreach programs; public meetings and hearings; public access to […]

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The future of Remote Work is borderless and inclusive – here’s how we get there!

The way we operate has changed dramatically in the last three years. Working styles became more fluid, with many employees preferring and asking for a blended, flexible approach. Priorities have shifted for both businesses and employees, propelling flexible and hybrid work to the forefront. As employers and employees increasingly begin to reimagine their workplace structure, Owl Labs, […]

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AI-Powered Language Services: Navigating the Pros and Cons

As society advances towards a more automated future, the potential benefits of Artificial Intelligence (AI) are becoming more and more apparent. We are starting to recognize its potential to revolutionize various fields, offering increased efficiency, productivity, and improved quality of life. However, we cannot ignore the potential impact and risks associated with this powerful technology […]

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