Tuesday, May 28, 2024

New guide for unlocking language barriers

Te Tari Mātāwaka (Ministry for Ethnic Communities) has released a new guide, ‘Unlocking Language Barriers’.

This is a cross-government collaboration, which has had input from several public service agencies, including the Department of Internal Affairs | Te Tari Taiwhenua, the Ministry for Pacific Peoples | Te Manatū mō ngā Iwi ō te Moana-nui-ā-Kiwa, and Whaikaha – Ministry of Disabled People.

This guide has three sections which focus on different aspects of translation and communication with CALD communities.

NEMA’s Get Ready website is featured in the list of case studies and used as an example of best practice. The case study page talks about our preparedness website, and how we prioritised what languages to translate.

The new guide, ‘Unlocking Language Barriers’ and NEMA’s Get Ready Case Study can be found on the Te Tari Mātāwaka website.

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