ASLI releases Guidelines Communication Professionals working in Healthcare Settings

June 24, 2020

Association of Sign Language Interpreters (ASLI) have produced 2 documents – (1) guidelines for communication professionals working in healthcare settings during COVID-19 and (2) guidelines for organisations booking communication professionals in those settings during COVID-19. The documents are publicly available on the ASLI website: […]

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Deafblind Awareness Week 21 – 28 June 2020

June 20, 2020

This year Deafblind Awareness Week  (June 21-28) is being celebrated online! Due to COVID-19 restrictions Deafblind Information Australia is hosting a week long Facebook event with the theme “Identity + Connection = Deafblind Proud”. We will be posting videos from […]

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Deaf Australia – Open Letter – Interpreter on Broadcast Networks

June 1, 2020

Deaf Australia have released an open letter regarding Interpreter on Broadcast Networks. An Auslan translation of Open Letter is found here. For References, please click to link these documents. Auslan Interpreter on Broadcast and Digital Network Provisioning of Accessible Emergency and […]

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ASLIA – DRAFT Position Statement for Media Interviews of Interpreters released for comment

May 16, 2020

Auslan Version here Due to the unprecedented appearance and attention brought to our industry in the media recently, ASLIA has prepared a DRAFT position paper pertaining to interpreters and media interviews. ASLIA recognises the valuable work that media interpreters are […]

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Interpreter Self Care Kit from Deafness and Mental Health Service QLD

May 12, 2020

Deafness and Mental Health Service in QLD have released a Self Care Kit for interpreters. There are great ideas to support interpreters in self care as well as links to resources. Some of these services are state-based in QLD, but […]

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NAATI announces short term changes to recertification due to COVID-19

May 5, 2020

NAATI have announced that for the period 1st April 2020 to 30 June 2021, the following changes will apply: 50% reduction in recertification fee, and Practitioners will only need two-thirds of the usual professional development and work practice to recertify […]

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