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Our members are Interpreters and Translators, who are appropriately qualified and insured.

Professional Sign Language Interpreters and Translators

ASLI, the Association of Sign Language Interpreters and Translators in the United Kingdom was established in 1987, to provide professional discussion on all issues related to sign language interpreting and the provision of interpreting services. From the beginning our aims have been simple: to encourage good practice in sign language interpreting and to support our fellow professionals.

Latest News

Response to Public Health Wales

On 22/10/2021, our Deaf Interpreter Network (DIN) alerted us to a BSL video, published by Public Health Wales, which seemed to be using an unregistered translator, and which was incomprehensible to viewers. DIN, ASLI and NRCPD responded to this incident and offered advice and support to avoid similar situations in the future and to ensure Read more…

Census of Sign Language Interpreters and Translators in the UK 2021

Thank you to everyone who contributed, via the census, joined the advisory group and the researchers at Heriot-Watt University, Wolverhampton University and the University of West of Scotland who gave their time and skills to the project. We hope the information collected will be able to influence the future of the profession. Executive Summary in Read more…

Benefits of ASLI

Our Vision

Our Ethos: Encouraging good practice, and supporting our fellow professionals by

  • Providing opportunities for continuous professional development through training, discussion and networking
  • Providing best practice papers, policy and guidance on working and engaging with interpreters in a variety of domains
  • Developing full range of support services and skill enhancing opportunities
  • Ensuring that all statements made by ASLI are supported by evidence, accurate, balanced and written with integrity
  • Ensuring that official documentation is drafted by experienced members, based on best practice, and with reference to external standards and research
  • Engaging with those that share our ethos, are committed to best practice and the needs of the profession