ASLI Association of Sign Language Interpreters
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Welcome to ASLI

ASLI is representing the Interpreters for the deaf in India. The deaf community of India has not had a formal interpreting organization until now. The concept of sign language interpreting as a professional service for deaf persons has yet to take hold in India. The apex organizations for the deaf are already campaigning for this to take place.



There is a lot that ASLI will be doing to support and enable the local organization of the deaf. You have already been working in interpreting albeit with or without formal training for some time now. All persons who have been serving the deaf community selflessly for years by providing interpreting services will now have ASLI to support them in their endeavors by building awareness of the need for interpreters and advocating the need for linguistic access for deaf persons.

It is our aim to have interpreters in each and every district in the country whether they are amateur or professional. Over time, as the concept of interpreting develops and the compliance with the UN Convention on Rights of People with Disabilities (UNCRPD) [hyperlink] is popularized, interpreting will become an important profession.


Association of Sign Language Interpreters (2007 – 2008)
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