SBTHP.org is Now Available in Spanish

by Tim Aceves

One of three goals in SBTHP’s Diversity Equity and Inclusion Plan speaks to Audience and Outreach, and the first objective is “Knowing & Building our Audience:”

SBTHP will begin to analyze and remedy barriers to access and inclusive engagement with audiences known, and as-yet unknown.

As more and more of SBTHP’s programming became virtual, our website became a more dynamic resource for delivering information and rich, engaging content to the public. Combined with the inability to hold in-person events for more than a year and half, it became essential to provide a more accessible experience online for all Santa Barbara’s residents. According to the 2020 U.S. Census, just over 40% of residents in Santa Barbra County speak a language other than English at home. Many of those residents are Spanish speakers, leading SBTHP to prioritize a Spanish website.

A translated lecture description on SBTHP.org.

With the help of Lena Morán-Acereto of Bridging Voices – Uniendo Voces, and funding thanks to a grant from the City of Santa Barbara via the Santa Barbara County Office of Arts and Culture, we’re now able to offer a Spanish-translated website. By simply selecting your language at the top of any SBTHP’s webpages and you’ll be able to view the translated content. The website will automatically re-direct for visitors depending on their browser language.

Toggle between English and Spanish at the top of any of SBTHP.org‘s pages.

Our website is fluid and constantly changing, so we acknowledge that this is just a first step of many as we continue to update and provide a more user-friendly experience for our entire community.

To visit SBTHP.org in Spanish, please visit >> es.sbthp.org

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