WASLI Call for Proposals 2019

  Dear WASLI Friends, Colleagues, and Supporters WASLI invites you to submit proposal for 2019 Paris.  We look forward to an exciting conference and thank you for your contribution supporting WASLI and the profession of Sign Language Interpreting world wide. CALL For Proposal Paris 2019.pdf     … Read More »

Protactile Principles- Theory and Practice

Protactile Principles by aj granda & Jelica Nuccio Abstract This document outlines core principles of protactile communication. It also provides some background about how these principles were developed and how they are intended to be used as an educational resource. Videos and text descriptions are provided to illustrate proper application of the … Read More »

WASLI Oceania Conference Keynote Speakers

The WASLI Oceania Conference are very excited to announce our two keynote speakers, special accommodation rates for conference guests and further registration information. 🏝 It is our pleasure to announce that our two keynote speakers for our August conference are:                                                                 Debra Russell and Nigel Howard. We are honoured to have our WASLI president, Debra, presenting about collaboration and communication as the cornerstone to … Read More »

WFD AND WASLI STATEMENT ON USE OF SIGNING AVATARS

WFD AND WASLI STATEMENT ON USE OF SIGNING AVATARS WFD and WASLI Statement on Use of Signing Avatars from World Federation of the Deaf on Vimeo. WFD and WASLI have jointly developed a statement to express our concern about the way in which decisions on where and when to use signing avatars as a form of access to spoken or written content is being managed by public authorities. As signed languages are fully-fledged languages with their own complex structures that are distinct from spoken … Read More »

WASLI Newsletter no 5 2017

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WFD-WASLI Message of Collaboration

 Message of Collaboration Alanne and Russell Kaisa: I am Kaisa Alanne, World Federation of the Deaf (WFD) Board Member, and you are?   Debra: I am Debra Russell, President of the World Association of Sign Language Interpreters (WASLI).   Kaisa: So WFD and WASLI have a strong partnership and a formal collaboration agreement – why is that needed?   Debra: The agreement is important as it shows that interpreters respect the Deaf community and the Deaf … 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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