ASLIA and ASLIA Queensland are proud to host two great interpreting pioneers, academics and interpreter educators at our post FIT workshop on Sunday 6 August.

New on YouTube – see videos by Prof. Jemina Napier, Dr Debra Russell and Colin Allen.

Thanks to Auslan Services and Auslan Connections for sponsoring the post FIT workshop on 6 August.

Professor Jemina Napier is Chair of Intercultural Communication, and Head of the Department of Languages & Intercultural Studies at Heriot-Watt University in Edinburgh and will present about the Justisigns project ( This project was conducted by a consortium of hearing and deaf researchers and signed language interpreters across Europe and had a remit to develop training  to be made available to sign language interpreters, legal professionals and deaf sign language users. This two part workshop will be a mixture of theory and practical activities.

Dr. Debra Russell is a Canadian certified interpreter, educator and researcher. She is serving her second term as President of the World Association of Sign Language Interpreters (WASLI), and is Adjunct Professor with the University of Alberta. Debra’s workshop will provide an overview of what it means to be an ally and the behaviours that may be expected in an active practice of being an interpreter. We will see a range of thoughts provided by Deaf people that invite interpreters to reflect on how they may seen by others. We will examine several case studies, taken from examples around the world, in order to learn from other communities.

To view flyer, click here.

To view workshop outlines, click here.

To book your place please register here.

For information about the XXI World Congress International Federation of Translators – click here