GALLAGHER LAUNCHES SPANISH-LANGUAGE WEBSITE
Goal is to Help Hispanic Residents Prepare for Hurricane Season
TALLAHASSEE – Tom Gallagher, Florida’s chief financial officer,
today announced the launch of a Spanish-language version of the Department
of Financial Services’ (DFS) consumer website to better serve Florida’s
growing Hispanic population.
“Nearly three million Hispanics call Florida home and need access to
information that impacts their financial well-being and future,” Gallagher
said. “Following the 2004 and 2005 hurricanes, we had the opportunity to
help thousands of Spanish-speaking residents, and many asked to get more
information on insurance and financial issues in Spanish. My hope is that
launching this new technology before the start of the hurricane season will
ensure a greater number of Floridians are better protected and prepared if a
Gallagher said that his department is among the first statewide
government agencies in Florida to dynamically and comprehensively launch its
site in Spanish. The Spanish site can be accessed by clicking on the “En
Español” tab on the DFS homepage at
More than 5,000 pages were translated on the department’s website, including
consumer-focused areas that offer information about disaster assistance,
homeowners’ insurance, financial matters such as mortgages and investments,
unclaimed property; victim rights and more.
The department used MotionPoint Corporation’s proprietary
TransMotion® technology and service to deploy its Spanish website.
MotionPoint’s approach is fundamentally different from the traditional
approach to website translation, because MotionPoint combines best-of-class
professional human translations with proprietary software tools eliminate
the need for any upfront IT development and technical integration.
“The Department of Financial Services is leading the way among
government agencies that need to serve citizens with information in
Spanish,” said Will Fleming, CEO of MotionPoint. “Florida has one of the
largest Spanish-speaking populations in the country, and CFO Gallagher
understands these residents want access to critical information in the
language of their choice.”