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Bilingual Accessibility and English Language Learning (ELL)

Bridge Multimedia believes that universally accessible media must meet the individual requirements of all users, regardless of their level of English language proficiency. 1, 2

By incorporating English Language Learning (ELL) into the framework of universal accessibility, Bridge Multimedia seeks to improve the quality of education for the more than five million English language learners in the nation's public schools.3

Bridge Multimedia offers a wide range of services in content development, editorial review, and translation with a focus on publishers in education and related fields. Our dedication, attention to detail, and wide range of experience ensure successful and inspired results for our clients.

Our editorial team has broad experience covering the entire curriculum from math and science to foreign languages, with significant strength in ELL and bilingual content support.

We provide services including initial concept, instructional design, prototyping, writing, copyediting, and proofreading. Recognizing the need to satisfy state and national standards, we have extensive experience correlating materials to state standards.

Our multi-lingual team specializes in Spanish language translations, copyediting, and proofreading, and we have access to talented people with expertise in many additional languages. With bilingual project managers, translators and editors with specific experience in all content areas, we can ensure worry-free translation and review of a wide range of materials in traditional and interactive media.

Bridge’s project management team has the proven ability to organize and manage large projects with many elements and participants. Efficient workflow and careful file management are provided from beginning to end. We recognize that tight deadlines are a part of the reality of our client’s businesses, and we pride ourselves on our ability to meet those deadlines while maintaining the highest standards of quality.

Bridge is truly a multimedia organization, and we have delivered components and entire projects including the following:

  • DVD- and CD ROM-based ELL series for domestic and international markets
  • Web-based instructional materials
  • Print books
  • Educational videos and learning modules
  • Audio production and editorial services for language arts, social studies and mathematics programs
  • Commercial entertainment media
  • Interactive games
  • Online training services
  • Instructional videos
  • Government videos
  • Social services booklets, brochures, and applications for services
  • Informational documents
  • Schedules of public events, employment notices, classified ads
  • Local and national articles on current events, voting information
  • Civic bulletins, local legal notices

We employ a core staff and a stable pool of freelance editors, translators, and content area specialists, with collective clients including:

Macmillan UK
McGraw-Hill
Newbridge Educational
Oxford University Press
Pearson/Longman
Prentice Hall
Scholastic
Scott Foresman
United Nations

Addison Wesley
Benchmark Education
Cambridge University Press
Delta Education
Harcourt
Holt, Rinehart and Winston
Hooked on Phonics
Houghton Mifflin
Kaplan

1From 1991-1992 through 2001-2002, the percentage of limited English language proficient students nationwide, increased 95%.
http://www.essentialschools.org/cs/resources/view/ces_res/286

2According to the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association, within thirty years English language learners will account for approximately 40% of the entire school-aged population in the United States.
http://www.asha.org/public/speech/development/easl.htm

3According to a study by the United States Department of Education’s Office of English Language Acquisition, Language Enhancement, and Academic Achievement for Limited English Proficient Students, based on state-reported data, it is estimated that 5,119,561 ELL students were enrolled in public schools (pre-K through Grade 12) for the 2004-2005 school year. This number represents approximately 10.5% of total public school student enrollment,
http://www.ncela.gwu.edu/expert/faq/01leps.html

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