Today’s issue of RID’s IWD campaign showcases the World Association of Sign Language Interpreters (WASLI), established July 23, 2003 during the 14th World Congress of the World Federation of the Deaf in Montreal Canada.

The aim of WASLI is to advance the profession of sign language interpreting worldwide.


WASLI’s introduction video. This film describes what WASLI is, and what they do.


Jon Lamberton (SC:L, CDI) – a video on his experience attending the 2015 WASLI Conference in Istanbul, Turkey. The video was created by StreetLeverage.

Several other noteworthy links and resources to be read about World Association of Sign Language Interpreters (WASLI):

WASLI Website:

Upcoming 2019 WASLI Conference in Paris, France:

Street Leverage’s coverage of 2015 WASLI Conference: