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

Read More »

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 »