International Work

ASLI has developed links with a variety of international groups and is playing a leading role in the European Forum of Sign Language Interpreters (efsli) and in the development on the World Association of Sign Language Interpreters (WASLI).
Through personal contacts we have good links to interpreters and/or interpreter organisations in the US, Canada, Australia, New Zealand, throughout Europe and, of course, in Scotland and Ireland.

If you are a qualified interpreter in another country and would like to know more about joining ASLI, or working in the UK, please email

ASLI is a country member of efsli and we send a representative to the AGM and conference each year in order to be able to vote in this capacity.

ASLI aims to have representation at WASLI at every conference, and funded Christopher Stone to attend in 2007, and Sarah Haynes (with a small amount of funding for Gill Behenna) to attend in 2011.

The UK leads the world in interpreting and ASLI is seen internationally as a role model for other countries, so it is important we use this opportunity in line with developing the profession worldwide.