Wednesday, March 03, 2010

Multi-Lingual Signage on the Square ?

Vice Mayor Roxanne Qualls has proposed multi-lingual signage or, at least, bi-lingual signage adding Spanish to the mix due to conventions coming to the city in 2011 & 2012. I am not opposed to the signage per se but I would recommend the additional languages be added when current signage needs replacement. This would also give us more time to think about what languages & information to provide.
For the upcoming conventions, brochures with emergency info could be distributed to attendees via hotels & events.
One thing that hasn't been brought up (AFAIK) is how much foreign language support the convention promoters & hotels already plan to provide. They might already have something and, if not, might be interested in doing so with a small subsidy. Since these 2 conventions are international in nature, the need for language support might not be all that great, anyhow.
And remember - language is a virus.

Fish Wrap story (with over 300 crazy knee-jerk paranoid comments) here.

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