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IIB and ECDOH Make Important Solar Eclipse Prep Information Available in 11 Languages  

By April 2, 2024April 9th, 2024No Comments

Solar Eclipse

Total Solar Eclipse occurs on Monday, April 8, 2024

The International Institute of Buffalo (IIB) has translated and made available important information about the total solar eclipse so people can safely enjoy this unique astrological phenomenon.

IIB translated eclipse safety and preparedness information flyers into many of the top languages spoken in Western New York:

عربية  Arabic Solar Eclipse Prep Info

বাাংলা Bengali Solar Eclipse Prep Info

မြန်မာစာ  Burmese Solar Eclipse Prep Info

دری  Dari Solar Eclipse Prep Info

English Solar Eclipse Prep Info

Français Solar Eclipse Prep Info

پښتو  Pashto Solar Eclipse Prep Info

Soomaali Solar Eclipse Prep Info

Español Spanish Solar Eclipse Prep Info

Kiswahili Swahili Solar Eclipse Prep Info

українська Ukrainian Solar Eclipse Prep Info

The Institute translated the information provided by the Erie County Department of Health (ECDOH) at no charge to the county. The ECDOH prepared the English and Spanish translation of the document.

A total solar eclipse occurs when the Moon passes between Earth and the Sun, obscuring the view of the Sun from part of the Earth. However, health officials warn that looking directly at the eclipse may cause solar radiation to damage the eyes and might lead to permanent blind spots or distortions in a person’s vision.

“We want to ensure that as many people as possible can enjoy this once-in-a-lifetime event safely, regardless of their first language,” said Jennifer Rizzo-Choi, executive director of the International Institute of Buffalo. “This is why language access is vital for the community.”

Rizzo-Choi encourages everyone to download the PDFs or pass the URL to their relatives, friends, neighbors, coworkers, and anyone else who might benefit from the information. The Institute is also encouraging local governments, libraries, schools, clubs, faith-based organizations, and other institutions to print out the flyers on bulletin boards, put them on their websites, or include the URL in their emails, newsletters, and other digital platforms.