Open Letter to USA Congress

Dear members, We are sharing this letter with you and invite you to also share in your networks. We continue to collaborate with our international partners on these important issues that affect interpreters and translators around the world. Sincerely Debra Russell On behalf of the WASLI board of directors Read the Letter … Read More »

WASLI Newsletter 2016 #2

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Newsletter 2016-1

Happy New Year to all WASLI friends around the globe. Let's look back at a wonderful time and ahead to an exciting period in our first newsletter of 2016. Download … Read More »

WASLI Membership 2016

  Hello WASLI friends, Welcome to 2016! Our 2016 yearly membership calendar begins with the New Year.   Beginning January 2016, we will be accepting WASLI memberships for the 2016 calendar year. You can access our membership page at: and apply for individual, national or organization membership. As mentioned in previous communications, WASLI has made its membership fees easier than ever to pay. Our PayPal sites have been updated and are … Read More »

Volunteers to Serve on an Exciting New Committee!

Since its inception WASLI has engaged in fundraising and fund development activities and opportunities in order to support the international work the organization has engaged in, including sponsoring delegates from developing countries to attend the WASLI conference and securing sponsorship for the conference. Most of this work, however, has been done on an individual or national association basis or has been spearheaded by the WASLI board. In order to strengthen and solidify on-going … Read More »

WASLI Newsletter Autumn 2015

Check out the newest WASLI newsletter - the first from Jordi Ferre, our WASLI Newsletter Coordinator - reporting on what is going on in the global community of sign language interpreters. WASLI Newsletter Sept 2015   … Read More »

International Translation Day 2015

International Translation Day  Sept 30 Dear Members Happy International Translation Day! The International Federation of Translators (FIT) created this celebration in 1991. As you know they are our most recent collaborative partner organisation. WASLI wants to thank them for starting this tradition and join in the celebration. Thank you, interpreters and translators from every WASLI region, for your commitment to exceptional service to the communities in which you live and work.  … Read More »

Open Letter Collaboration

Dear WASLI members, The following letter is an example of the collaborative work we are engaged in on important issues such as interpreters working in conflict zones. Warm regards Deb Russell Open Letter to Turkish President … Read More »

2015 General Meeting Report

Dear WASLI National Members, Conference Delegates, and Individual Members: We are pleased to offer the WASLI 2015 General Meeting Package in order to help you prepare for the General Meeting on Saturday July 25 at 9 am at Istanbul, Turkey. If you are a National Association you are eligible to vote, if your association is paid member. As in other conference years, you will be allowed to join and pay the membership fee, if you can provide your constitution and/or bylaws for review.  If you … Read More »

Interpreter Guidelines for UN events

  Interpreter Guidelines for UN events "Whenever planning international events, all efforts should be made to communicate with the delegates well in advance in order to arrange the most linguistically appropriate services." Interpreter Guidelines for UN Events   … Read More »