A. A LEP Person is one whom does not speak English as a primary language AND has limited ability to read, speak, write or understand English.
A. Hearing or visual impairments - Sign language interpretation and Braille texts are accommodations of disabilities provided under the Americans with Disabilities Act and/or Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973.
Illiteracy - LEP individuals protected by the Executive Order and Title VI are those who not only cannot speak, read, or write English, but primarily speak, read or write a language other than English.
Employment Issues – Human Resources issues and employment issues are not covered in the LEP guidelines within Title VI.
Road Signs – Road Signs are optional translation services that SHA could provide (already provided in parts of Prince George ’s County), but is not mandated under LEP guidelines.
A. SHA is required under Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 and other federal and state laws, to provide services and meaningful access to all persons who are limited in the English language, whether by speaking, reading, or writing. No person should ever be denied SHA services because they can not communicate in English.
A. All programs and operations of entities that receive federal funds or assistance (recipients and sub-recipients)
Failure to comply may be national origin discrimination under Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 and other federal and state laws.
A. All federal agencies subject to Executive Order 13166 must design and implement a federally conducted plan to ensure access for LEP individuals to all of its federally conducted programs and activities (basically, everything that it does).
A. Most federal agencies have an office that is responsible for enforcing Title VI of the Civil Rights Act. To the extent that a recipient's actions are inconsistent with their obligations under Title VI, then such agencies will take the necessary corrective steps.
A. Recipients and federal agencies are required to take reasonable steps to ensure meaningful access to their programs and activities by LEP persons. While designed to be a flexible and fact-dependent standard, the starting point is an individualized assessment that balances the following four factors:
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