[Thanks  to Shivali]

Migration Policy Institute (MPI) has recently developed Language Portal– a digital library of nearly 600 resources relating to the use of language access services in social services and public safety agencies.

Good research tool.

From MDI:

What are Language Access Services?

The phrase “language access services” describes services that agencies use to bridge the communication barrier with individuals who cannot speak, understand, read, or write English fluently. For example, an agency may provide oral interpretation or translations of written documents to help Limited English Proficient (LEP) individuals better understand and obtain services. Both Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 and President Clinton’s 2000 LEP Executive Order (Executive Order 13166) mandate compliance for any agency receiving federal funds.

Examples of agency-wide initiatives that make services accessible to LEP clients include the following:

Link: http://www.migrationinformation.org/integration/language%5Fportal/search.cfm