Localization & Language Assistance

About the strategy

A critical aspect of being accessible and inclusive is communication with others. The FIRST Localizations & Language Assistance Strategy positions us to meet the communication needs of students experiencing barriers. Students experiencing limited English proficiency and students with hearing, vision, or speech disabilities, should have the opportunity to fully participate in our programs. Developing an array of language assistance services is one of a number projects in the implementation of a broader strategic plan to make our current programs and community more equitable, inclusive, and diverse. FIRST will focus on providing print and non-print written text assistance of selected vital documents.

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Thank you to our sponsors

FIRST Equity, Diversity and Inclusion sponsors include Apple, Arconic Foundation, Qualcomm Incorporated, Bosch, Caterpillar, Cisco, Cognizant, The Dow Chemical Company, Fidelity Charitable, GM, GitHub, John Deere, Verizon, and individual donors, among others.

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