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Interpreting

American Sign Language Teacher’s Association (ASLTA) www.aslta.org/
The American Sign Language Teachers Association (ASLTA) is the only national organization dedicated to the improvement and expansion of the teaching of ASL and Deaf Studies at all levels of instruction. ASLTA is an individual membership organization of more than 1,000 ASL and Deaf Studies educators from elementary through graduate education as well as agencies.

Association of Visual Language Interpreters of Canada (AVLIC) www.avlic.ca/
The Association of Visual Language Interpreters of Canada is a non-profit, professional association for interpreters whose working languages include a Sign Language. AVLIC was incorporated in 1979 and has several Affiliate Chapters across the country. AVLIC is the only certifying body for ASL-English interpreters in Canada through the means of our Canadian Evaluation System. Among a variety of services, we offer a Dispute Resolution Process to maintain quality and accountability to the field of interpreting.

Critical Link International: International Council for the Development of Community Interpreting http://criticallink.org
Critical Link Canada is an international, non-profit organization committed to the advancement of the field of community interpreting in the social, legal and health care sectors. The Critical Link network began in 1992 in Canada when Brian Harris, at the University of Ottawa, with the encouragement and support of Geoffrey Kingscott of Language International, gathered together a group of people working in the field to organize the first international conference on community interpreting.

The Deaf Resource Library www.deaflibrary.org
This is a virtual library — an online collection of reference material and links intended to educate and inform people about Deaf cultures in Japan and the United States; as well as deaf and hard of hearing related topics. While they have a bias towards cultural Deaf models, they have tried to include more material about hard of hearing issues as well.

Deaf Studies Digital Journal http://dsdj.gallaudet.edu/
The Deaf Studies Digital Journal (DSDJ) is a site that provides scholarly articles related to Deaf people, sign language research, history, culture and the arts, in ASL and International Sign Language. It also provides a useful format for presentations given in a sign language.

European Forum of Sign Language Interpreters (EFSLI) www.efsli.org/
EFSLI is a European membership led organisation of Sign Language Interpreters consisting of national & regional associations, individual & associate members.

National Accreditation Authority for Translators and Interpreters Ltd (NAATI) www.naati.com.au/

NAATI is the national standards and certifying authority for translators and interpreters in Australia. It is the only organisation to issue certification to practitioners who wish to work in this profession in Australia. NAATI is a not for profit company that is jointly owned by the Commonwealth, State and Territory governments. We are governed by a Board of Directors, who are appointed by the owners.

National Association of the Deaf (NAD) www.nad.org
The mission of the National Association of the Deaf is to promote, protect, and preserve the rights and quality of life of deaf and hard of hearing individuals in the United States of America.

Registry of Interpreters for the Deaf www.rid.org/  The Registry of Interpreters for the Deaf, Inc. (RID), a national membership organization, plays a leading role in advocating for excellence in the delivery of interpretation and transliteration services between people who use sign language and people who use spoken language. In collaboration with the Deaf community, RID supports our members and encourages the growth of the profession through the establishment of a national standard for qualified sign language interpreters and transliterators, ongoing professional development and adherence to a code of professional conduct. RID’s function is to support our membership by providing the foundation needed to launch and sustain careers while ensuring quality service to the Deaf community.

World Association of Sign Language Interpreters (WASLI) www.wasli.org/  The aim of WASLI is to advance the profession of sign language interpreting worldwide.