Online ASL education

CAIRS considers its support of professional interpreter education to be an essential long-term mission. The fact is that the interpreter community in Illinois must grow further in order to effectively satisfy the future needs of our Deaf and Hard of Hearing Community. CAIRS is prepared to act proactively in supporting the expansion of interpreter training resources, to include the continued funding of training workshops and development of a structured mentoring program. However, in addition to programmatic solutions, CAIRS has introduced this new interpreter education page to our website as a helpful guide to online ASL resources. Obviously, online resources are not a substitute to formal interpreter education, but do provide professional interpreters with useful tools for improving vocabulary and general technical proficiency.