Limited English Proficiency
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Title VI's prohibition of discrimination on the basis of national origin has been interpreted by courts to include discrimination on the basis of English proficiency. Under Title VI, recipients of Federal financial assistance are required to provide LEP individuals with meaningful access to their programs and services. Providing "meaningful access" will generally involve some combination of oral interpretation services and written translation of vital documents.

See Also

Executive Order on Limited English Proficiency External Link
Federal Interagency Working Group on Limited English Proficiency External Link