With reference to the recent media story and court case concerning Deaf consumer Sally Reynolds and her access to a concert provided by LHG Live in 2017.
‘Under the Equality Act 2010, any organisation supplying a service to the public is under a duty to make reasonable adjustments to ensure that a disabled person’s experience is as close as possible to that of someone without a disability’.
ASLI believes that access to all services and areas of social life is a fundamental right enshrined in UK legislation. This case highlights the importance of the provision of professional, qualified signed language interpreters for UK Deaf citizens.
It has traditionally been areas of life such as health, education and employment where these rights are observed and most often met. This case emphasises that participating in the social, artistic and performance activities of our society is also crucial to the wellbeing of all individuals and their interactions with friends and family.
We wish her success in her continuing legal action on this case.
efsli and efsliDI are delighted to inform you that registration for the efsliDI Spring school in Milan, Italy (2nd-4th March 2018), is NOW open!
Join us to learn more about “Translations and its process” by Dr Christopher Stone from UK and Benedikt J. Sequeira Gerardo from Germany.
For further information, please browse our website: www.efsli.org/efslidi-2018-spring-school-in-italy
You can register online here: http://www.surveygizmo.com/s3/4154150/Registration-to-the-2018-efsli-Deaf-Interpreters-Spring-Schoolr-2nd-to-4th-March-2018-Milan
Please fill in the registration form and pay your fee the same day.
Registration deadline: 28th February 2018.
If you have further questions about the training, please contact us at email@example.com or email to the efsliDI chair, Sofia Isari, at firstname.lastname@example.org
For further information about registration, please contact us: email@example.com
Learn more, practice and experience this unique efsliDI training in Milan with us!
The efsliDI team members are looking forward to welcoming you in Italy!
the efsli team
EXPRESSION OF INTEREST
The Organising Committee for the WASLI 2019 Conference has commenced planning for this exciting event and are now in the process of recruiting for specific portfolios. Your contribution of skills, expertise and knowledge will greatly enhance the standard of the event and benefit the global interpreting community that we work with.
As a member of the Organising Committee you will be required to engage in online meetings with the Conference Conveners, as well as report back via a comprehensive “work in progress” document, which will be made available via Google Docs. You will also be required to finance your own travel, accommodation and discounted registration. Some roles do not require attendance or participation at the event so even if you are unable to attend, you can still be involved!
Currently we are seeking to add to or entirely fill the portfolios:
Pre Conference workshops + Registration + Volunteer Coordinator + Interpreter Coordinator + Social Event
Please contact Michelle Ashley at firstname.lastname@example.org expressing your interest, skills and experience, and for which portfolio.
We are delighted to announce that we, the partners in the Erasmus+ project
“Developing Deaf interpreting”, will host a European Conference at Hamburg
At the Conference the results of the project:
The book: Deaf Interpreters in Europe – Learning from best practice, and the Curriculum
Recommendations will be presented and discussed.
Conference: May 25 at 1pm – May 26 3 pm, 2018
Deaf Pub: May 25 at 7:30 pm (exclusively for conference
University of Hamburg, Rotherbaum, 20357 Hamburg,
The conference is primarily targeting:
Deaf Sign Language interpreters in Europe
Hearing Sign Language interpreters in Europe
Sign Language interpreter educators and researchers in Europe
European National Associations of the Deaf
European National Associations of Sign Language Interpreters
European organizations such as EUD and EFSLI
Price: Participation in the Conference is free – incl. coffee/tea and lunch
Deaf Pub: All conference participants are welcome.
For participants coming from abroad (outside Germany) we will refund up to 80 EUR for confirmed conference participants’ flight tickets. You will receive more instructions when you have registered.
Participants are responsible for their own accommodation.
Registration: Please register here: https://deafuk.nemtilmeld.dk/3/
Our next EdSign Lecture is at the end of the month.
Gesture vs sign: are they really that different?
by Annelies Kusters
Tuesday 30th January
6:30pm – 8pm
Paterson’s Land, room LG34
Moray House, School of Education,
University of Edinburgh
The EdSign Lecture Series is a collaboration between Heriot-Watt University, The University of Edinburgh, Queen Margaret University, and members of the deaf/signing community. We provide regular public lectures about sign languages and Deaf Studies.
BSL/English interpretation will be provided. We are grateful to the Association of Sign Language Interpreters (ASLI) and to Heriot-Watt University for sponsoring the interpreters.
This lecture will be live-streamed.
The live-stream URL will be set up nearer the time.
About the lecture:
Are gestures and signs two very different things or are they actually similar, or even the same thing? This presentation explores different possible answers to this question, including academic perspectives and the local perspectives of deaf people in India. India is a country where hearing people gesture a lot, and the lines between gesture and sign become blurry. This is reflected in Indian deaf people’s perspectives on gesture versus sign.