Requesting interpretation and translation services is as easy as 1, 2, 3
The Neighborhood and Community Relations Department can help you effectively engage non- and limited-English speaking residents and the deaf and hard of hearing in City programs, services and decision-making processes with interpretation and translation services. Not only is providing interpretation and translation required by federal mandate, it helps ensure access for all City residents.
Interpretation services translate one language to another through live, in-person oral communication. Translation services provide written text or information in a different language.
If you need interpretation or translation services:
- Determine the needs and dates for your event, program or service.
- Determine your audience and what communities you need to reach.
- Contact Ayianna Kennerly in the Neighborhood and Community Relations Department at least two weeks in advance to secure services. This allows for the time needed to find quality vendors and services that best fit your engagement strategies and budget.
(Note: Any requests made three days before the services are needed may require a rush fee from the vendor.)
Neighborhood and Community Relations Department staff can also help you evaluate whether translation or interpretation is necessary and would be an effective tool to reach your intended audience. Contact Ayianna Kennerly for a consultation.
For more information, please contact Ayianna Kennerly at Ayianna.Kennerly@minneapolismn.gov or visit the Neighborhood and Community Relations Department's CityTalk page.
Published Jun 16, 2015