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Washington State Coalition For Language Access

Welcome to the Washington State Coalition For Language Access

Working to Promote Collaborations to Ensure Language Access For Limited English Proficient Individuals in Washington State.

WASCLA, the Washington State Coalition for Language Access, is an organization consisting of legal professionals, advocates, law enforcement personnel, interpreters/translators, educators, service providers, advocates and community members, who are dedicated to assisting state and local agencies within the State of Washington to understand and comply with their obligations under Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964.

                                             ** Registration Now Open**

You can now register to attend WASCLA Summit X, which will be held on October 16th and 17th in Ellensburg, Washington. Register now at this link:





Summit Basics:

WHERE: Kittitas Valley Event Center - Armory 901 E. 7th Avenue Ellensburg, WA 98926 Map at:

WHEN: October 16 & 17, 2015 Doors open at 8:30 each day. Sessions run 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.

COST: $125 to attend both days $ 85 to attend one day only: either Friday or Saturday

WHO: Interpreters, translators, judges, attorneys, policy-makers, educators, state agencies, private sector service providers, law enforcement personnel, program administrators, healthcare professionals, advocates, students, and community members.

TOPICS: Language Access in Emergency Preparedness & Response, Federal & State Services, Technology, Ethics & Interpretation, Law Enforcement & Community Engagement, and more! Resource sharing is also a goal of the Summit! Share & Learn!

REGISTER & PAY: (more details on the Summit agenda is on the above link)


Working Together to Ensure Language Access for Limited English Proficient Individuals in Washington State WASCLA is a 501 (c)(3) charitable organization , EIN 90-0517290, dedicated to eliminating language barriers to essential services in Washington State through collaborative efforts.














WASCLA's 2014 - 2016 Board of Directors are:

Anita Ahumada

Sarah Clifthorne

Kristi Cruz

Andrew Drake

Gillian Dutton

Sarah Leyrer

Terry Mirande

Louise Morehead

Joana Ramos

Elena Safariants

P. Diane Schneider

Linda Slater


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Interpreter & Translator Directory

Search for a spoken language interpreter, ASL interpreter, or translator here!

About Us

WASCLA Tools for Health

Language Access Issues by Topic

Language Access Policies

Language Access Summit Materials

You can support WASCLA by donating today!

Contact us:


Mailing Address:

1037 NE 65th St. # 262
Seattle, WA 98115

WASCLA is a registered public charity 501 (c)(3) Organization.

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