Writing and reporting guidelines available in Spanish

Writing and reporting guidelines available in Spanish

Another LSI center has translated one of its core products into a new Spanish version. The Research and Training Center on Independent Living (RTC/IL) has produced a Spanish language version of Guidelines: How to Write and Report About People with Disabilities.

“The sixth edition was the only previous version that we translated into Spanish but as language evolves, we saw a need for a new Spanish edition,” said Glen White, director of RTC/IL.  “We know that Spanish has many regional variations, and our focus on colloquial expressions presents real challenges for translation. Our goal is to encourage people to use respectful language and to stimulate conversation about what that means in their own culture.”

Katerina Birge, a 2011 KU graduate, translated the guidelines and its companion poster, “Your Words, Our Image,” from English into Central Mexican Spanish. The eighth edition includes updated definitions plus three new sections: “Rosa’s Law and the Language of Bullying,” “Key Concepts in the Disability Community” and “A Few Exceptions.”