The Languages selector enables users to view content in their preferred language. Further guidance on language selectors can be found on the U.S. Web Design System (USWDS) site.
The City of New York is committed to ensuring that New Yorkers who have limited English proficiency (LEP) are able to access information, programs, and services offered by NYC government. … The 10 designated Citywide languages under Local Law 30 are Spanish, Chinese, Russian, Bengali, Haitian, Korean, Arabic, Urdu, French, and Polish. … Local Law 30 requires MOIA and the Mayor’s Office of Operations to use Census data to determine the top six languages spoken by New Yorkers with limited English proficiency, and to use NYC Department of Education data to determine the next four languages spoken by New Yorkers with limited English proficiency.
The Languages selector or the supported Languages Dropdown below should be the first, or in the same line of primary features for any website or application. The Opportunity Standard places the feature in the Navigation pattern.
The Languages Dropdown uses a Dropdown Component to display text controls that are available for the application.