• Dear AVLIC Members,

    This is Marty Taylor, the newly elected member of the Canadian Administrator of VRS (CAV) Board of Directors.  I am looking forward to representing ASL-English interpreters on our quest to provide VRS to Canadians.

    The CAV Board is holding its inaugural meeting on March 9 & 10, 2015, in Ottawa, Ontario. Afterwards I will provide a report to the...

  • The next offering of the Written Test of Knowledge (WTK) is July 18, 2015. 

    The test is offered every year in January, April, July and November, or by special offering with a minimum of five test takers. The date for this offering is July 18, 2015 and offering locations will be determined by the applicants' addresses or preferences.

    Registration deadline is May 16, 2015.


  • Biomechanics Researchers Giving Sign Language Interpreters A Helping Hand

    A sign language interpreter performing the simulated interpretation in the lab while the research team measures and monitors her upper arm movements.

    Sign language interpreters play a vital role in our society by facilitating...

  • “The Time in Between...”

    Deadline for submissions: March 31, 2015

    The time between AVLIC biennial conferences is often the most intriguing time in our profession. It's a time of new beginnings and old stories, a time to contemplate what's next; it’s a time to reflect on what has been, and a time to anticipate just what AVLIC 2016 will bring. This issue of...

  • AVLIC's Canadian Evaluation System (CES) is Seeking an ASL Rater Facilitator

    Start date:    June 3, 2015 (in addition to June 5-7 & 12-14, 2015)

    Deadline for applications:   March 15, 2015

    Location:    within Canada (travel required; travel expenses paid)

    Term:    3 year term (first year (2015) is unpaid training)

    ASL Version of...