Content in other languages

Consider education level of multicultural audiences

Cultural relevancy is of utmost importance, especially in the healthcare and educational realms. However, it is key to keep in mind that there are members of the LEP audience that do not have a working reading level in their own native language, let alone a low degree of Internet literacy. Pertinent website content may require an audio component to further reach an audience that hails from a more oral tradition.


Another detail I have noted among the LEP population in Northern Virginia, especially in the public schools, is a lack of web access, due to either not having computers/internet access in the home or having a greater tendency to work hours that are not conducive to getting to a public access computer (i.e. the public library). For web content of great relevancy to the LEP audience, it might be necessary to have alternative forms of content available. Such socio-cultural considerations must not be ignored.



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Idea No. 406