The mission of ASLIA Qld is to promote awareness and recognition of the rights and responsibilities of practitioners.
What is interpreting?
Interpreting is a highly complex process requiring a high degree of linguistic, cognitive and technical skills to receive a message in one language and deliver it in another. An interpreter may deliver the interpreting in simultaneous or consecutive mode.
The profession of Auslan/English interpreting is a highly specialised field. Simply knowing both languages (Auslan and English) does not qualify a person as an interpreter. The interpreting task is complex. Interpreting demands enormous concentration and requires the ability to deconstruct and reconstruct the linguistic elements of two languages simultaneously, rapidly and accurately. Interpreters work as part of a multi-disciplinary, professional team. Some interpreters choose to specialise, obtaining specific competencies relating to a specialist area such as in the medical, legal, educational, employment or community sectors.
What do we do?
The Australian Sign Language Interpreters Association (Queensland) exists to: