About Interpreters

Interpreters facilitate communication between parties who do not share the same language or mode of communication. Professional visual language interpreters are specifically trained in providing this service when Deaf, deafened or hard-of-hearing individuals are present.

OASLI's membership is comprised of 3 types of visual language interpreters

  • Deaf Interpreters facilitate communication between a Deaf consumer, a hearing consumer and a hearing interpreter.
  • ASL-English Interpreters work between spoken English and American Sign Language (ASL).
  • LSQ-French Interpreters work between spoken French and la Langue des signes quebecoise (LSQ).

What is an Interpreter?

Deaf Interpreters (DI) 

When and how to work with an Interpreter

Booking an Interpreter

Why an AVLIC/OASLI member?

How to Become an Interpreter

Code of Ethics

Accreditation and Employer Screenings