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).