About us

Welcome to the website for the World Association of Sign Language Interpreters (WASLI)

The WASLI website is available in English but this page provides a summary of what is on the website, in a range of different languages, and more will be added.

This site brings you information about the Association, its history, the aims, the structure, and about how you can become a member.

WASLI has also worked with the World Federation of the Deaf (WFD) to make a joint statement of our commitment to work together.

From the first WASLI Conference in South Africa in 2005 many interpreters wanted to see information on a range of topics made available.

Here you will be able to find information on:

    • Setting up a National Association
    • List of Training Establishments
    • Testing/Assessment of Interpreters
    • Accreditation of Interpreters
    • How to get support from Government
    • Mentoring for Interpreters
    • Codes of Ethics
    • www.wasli.org
    • Research/Reference Links
    • Team Working
    • Newsletters
    • Gallery of photos
    • WASLI 2007 Spain

This summary is also available to download as a PDF in the following languages: Portuguese, Arabic, Thai, Japanese, Cantonese, Spanish, Kiswahili, Italian, Indonesian, French and Russian.

We hope that enjoy your visit to the site.

The WASLI Board