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About Language Access Portal

About

The NYC Language Gateway offers access to New York City programs, services and activities in English, Spanish, Chinese and Russian. The site provides essential City resources for New Yorkers in many areas of City life: business; education and child care; employment and taxation; health and public safety; housing; immigration; social services; and transportation and safety.

Background

In July 2008, Mayor Bloomberg signed Executive Order 120, creating a centralized language access policy for New York City.  Executive Order 120 mandates that all City agencies that provide direct public services offer access in other languages. The NYC Language Gateway helps to ensure that the City of New York and NYC.gov are accessible to all New Yorkers.

Launch

The NYC Language Gateway was launched on April 15, 2010, and it currently includes over 200 individual documents and over 900 document translations (Spanish, Russian and Chinese) from over 17 City agencies.