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Limited English Proficiency (LEP) Resources for Effective Communication

This is a list of resources to assist in effective communication with LEP persons. The target audience is individuals and advocates.


Issued by: Office for Civil Rights (OCR)

Issue Date: July 11, 1905

Limited English Proficiency (LEP) Resources for Effective Communication

OCR Resources

Other Federal Resources

Other Organizational Resources

External links to other sites are intended to be informational only and do not have the endorsement of HHS and OCR.

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