Information about Flint water available in alternative languages

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Flint, Mich. (WLNS) – Information regarding the Flint water crisis will be available in Sign Language, Spanish, Mandarin Chinese, Arabic and Hmong.

The state has worked to have certain documents translated after meeting with community leaders and the Michigan Department of Civil Rights.

“Flint is home to a number of individuals who may not be proficient in English, including a significant community of people who use American Sign Language,” said Agustin Arbulu, Director of the Michigan Department of Human Rights. Arbulu also said it was critical that everyone have the same access to important information.

Governor Snyder said “It is vital that all Flint residence, regardless of their native language, have access to the information and resources they need during this emergency.”

The State is also working with the Michigan School for the Deaf to release the information available in Sign Language, including videos like this.

The EPA has additional resources available in traditional and simple Chinese, Vietnamese and Korean here.

Translated documents and more information can be found here.

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