International Translation Day 2017

    Dear WASLI Sept 30 is a day set aside to celebrate International Translation Day and WASLI congratulates all interpreters, signed and spoken, conference and community, and all translators dealing with written and signed translation work on this day. Your work is important, not just today, but every day as you strive for for excellent service to our communities. While the UN is celebrating this day with many organizations, WASLI is proud to be represented by Bill Moody, … Read More »

International Week of the Deaf 2017

  Dear WASLI Members: International Week of the Deaf, 2017 will be celebrated from the 18th-24th of September 2017. We congratulate the World Federation of the Deaf on launching this wonderful week of celebrations that highlight the human rights of deaf people.  The theme, with Full Inclusion with Sign Language,  emphasises the importance of sign language.  Your work as an interpreter is also important in supporting the recognition of sign language in your country and working as an … Read More »

Full Inclusion with Sign Language!

  #InternationalWeekoftheDeaf2017 The theme ‘Full Inclusion with Sign Language!’ highlights that full inclusion is possible when sign language is recognised and used widely within the society. Without the recognition, utilisation and promotion of sign language, the United Nations Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities and the recently adopted 2030 Agenda and its Sustainable Goals will not be fully achieved for deaf people. You can support … Read More »

Panama Declaration

At the closing of the ELATIS III Conference in Panama City, the Panama Declaration was presented. The text is at this time available in Spanish, Brazilian Portuguese and English. Whereas there is no signed IS version available yet, we believe members will be interested in this document. Thank you to all who worked on and support this declaration. Panama Declaration … Read More »

WASLI Newsletter no 4 2017

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2015 Conference Proceedings

WASLI 2015 Conference Proceedings – get your copy! The WASLI Board and the Conference Proceeding editors, Isabelle Heyerick and Suzanne Ehrlich, proudly present the proceedings of the 2015 WASLI conference.   More Information: White Papers pdf Purchase Information … Read More »

Open Letter on behalf of Marjan Davari

Open Letter on behalf of Marjan Davari:  Read Letter pdf … Read More »

afsli 2017

  The African Federation of Sign Language Interpreters in partnership with the World Association of Sign Language Interpreters is asking for your help in realizing the dream of hosting the first African continental conference for the Deaf and Interpreting communities. The conference “Sign Language Interpreting and Deaf Rights in Africa” is scheduled to be held March 13th-17th in Abuja, Nigeria. The conference will bring together researchers in the field of sign language interpretation, … Read More »

WASLI Newsletter n 3 2016

WASLI proudly presents our new logo. The globe stands for all of you: our members. The hands for signed languages and unity. Created by Ravi Vasavan, a deaf designer and art director. WASLI Newsletter n 3 2016 Download PDF … Read More »

Interpreting Status Report from Serbia

Viribus Unitis Foundation in cooperation with the City Organization of the Deaf of Belgrade (GOGB) has published ''The report on the position of the Deaf community in Serbia in the field of media, availability of interpreting services and education“. The authors of the report are Desanka Žižić (WASLI regional representative), Vera Jovanović and Uroš Mišljenović. The report was created within the project: „Exchange of experience - media development for the deaf people”, under the auspices of … Read More »