More About ASL-English Interpretation
CASLI doesn’t provide any interpreter education or any referral services for sign language interpreting. CASLI only conducts the exams that the Registry of Interpreters for the Deaf uses for their certification programs. That said, many people in their search for more information about sign language interpreting come across our website.
Interpreting is the act of conveying meaning between people who use signed and/or spoken languages (RID Motion C2019.14). ASL-English interpreting involves many skills, the most obvious is the ability to both convey ideas, meaning, concepts, intentions, etc., between fluent American Sign Language and English.
There are many resources for learning more about the ASL-English Interpreting Profession. Check out these resources to get started. These are just a few of the many, many websites available on the internet.
- Discover Interpreting
- National Association of the Deaf “Interpreting American Sign Language”
- National Deaf Center on Postsecondary Outcomes: Sign Language Interpreters: An Introduction
- The Registry of Interpreters for the Deaf: About Interpreting
- The Registry of Interpreters for the Deaf’s list of Interpreter Education Programs