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Finding A Common Language: A Quiz of Essential Vocabulary for Working with the LGBT Community

This quiz includes definitions to match to sexual orientation and gender identity terms. Answer key included.
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Latinas and Sexual Violence

This fact sheet addresses cultural and linguistic considerations for improving outreach into Latin@ communities with a special focus on Latinas. It promotes greater awareness of the barriers to services that Latina victims face and tools for removing those barriers.
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Language Assistance Planning and Self-Assessment Tool

This document provides a framework to help organizations develop a Language Assistance Plan.
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Quick Tips for Using an Interpreter

Author(s): Marie De Santis
This resource offers guidance on communicating via an interpreter. Available in both English and Spanish.
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Deaf Persons and Experts Speak Out Against Inclusion

This resource compiles writings from Deaf person and professionals who oppose the Inclusion movement.
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Etiquette Tips for Working with Deaf/Hard of Hearing Individuals

This one-pager offers tips for hearing advocates to engage in effective, respectful communication with Deaf or hard of hearing individuals.
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Hiring an Interpreter

This page provides guidance for those seeking interpreter services, including access to a searchable database of interpreter service agencies.
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Improving Services and Outreach to the Latino Community

Author(s): Marie De Santis
The article suggests that programs evaluate their effectiveness in addressing specific Latino community needs, recognize and address barriers to serving Latino communities, and learn about diversity within Latino communities. The article also suggests eliminating stereotypes, developing organization wide language competency, and ensuring that all staff have a duty to serve all members of the community. Available in both English and Spanish.
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Defining Deaf Culture

This web page offers dictionary definitions of 'culture' and offers an 'insider's definition' of Deaf culture that draws on aspects identified in these sources.
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What Is Audism: Introduction

This webpage provides a list of various definitions of audism and several references that provide in-depth discussion of the concept.
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Resources for Working with Immigrant Women

This page contains information and suggestions to make domestic violence services more accessible for immigrant women.
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Transgender Basics

This short film provides interviews with individuals self-identified as Transgender or Genderqueer. It also presents an overview of the spectrum of gender identity and sexual orientation.