Interpreting in Educational Settings: A National Project

This 18-month project has been designed to highlight the experience of signing Deaf students in education and educational interpreters. This project will see the production of a comprehensive report and the development of resources to inform government, parents and interpreter educators about the experience of the Deaf student and the interpreter workforce.

Our research partner, Deakin University is leading the formal research, the first of its kind in Australia to focus on interpreting in education.

This project has been made possible through funding by the Leonie Jackson Memorial Fund and administered by Deaf Connect.

The Interpreting in Educational Settings (IES) committee was established in 2013 to provide support for Auslan-English interpreters working in Primary and Secondary education; these interpreters are commonly referred to as ‘educational interpreters’. The IES is passionate about supporting interpreters who work in education and has created this national project to gather data and support the development of the workforce.

Project Lead: Dr Amie O’Shae Senior Lecturer, School of Health & Social Development

Deaf researcher: Natalie Sandon, experienced interpreter practitioner and researcher.


ASLITA recognises the support of the Leonie Jackson Memorial Fund, Deaf Connect, Deakin University, Deaf Australia and the ASLITA Executive for their support and partnership in this project.

The Leonie Jackson Memorial Fund for Bilingual Deaf Education