Interpreting In Asylum Proceedings

Dear Members, Around the world, interpreters are called upon to work with asylum seekers and refugees, and one of the requests WASLI frequently receives is for information about training. The United Nations has this excellent resource, and while it is not specific to signed language interpreters, we want to share it with you as a very helpful resource.  We encourage you to review the material and consider it as you are creating local or national training to work Deaf people in these … Read More »

Integrated and open interpreter education

Interpreting Studies faculty at Western Oregon University invite you to contribute to an Open Educational Resources (OER) they are developing on educating interpreters. OERs offer authors and readers free and open access to current, relevant, easy-to-access, and free materials. Our intent for this project is to create a space where emerging scholars, from varied and diverse backgrounds,  in the field of signed language interpreting will make contributions with the ability to revise as the … Read More »

WFD WASLI International Sign Interpreter Accreditation

Save the Dates - WFD and WASLI International Sign Interpreter Accreditation Application starts from 3 September to 8 October 2018   Save the Dates - WFD and WASLI International Sign Interpreter Accreditation from World Federation of the Deaf on Vimeo.   World Federation of the Deaf (WFD) and World Association of Sign Language Interpreters (WASLI) are pleased to invite practitioners to save the dates for the application of the WFD-WASLI International Sign Interpreter … Read More »

WASLI Newsletter 06 2018

Dear Members: We hope you are doing well. Our WASLI Oceania Regional Conference will be upon us very soon, and we wanted to get this WASLI Newsletter out to you before that exciting event. Enjoy reading about the training that has taken place in Colombia and in Macau, along with a great interview with a longtime interpreter from Malaysia, Lucy Lim. Wishing you well Debra on behalf of the Board of Directors For Download … Read More »

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 »

Pro-Tactile 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 »