The American Studies Association will provide ASL interpretation for panels with hearing-impaired presenters. If your panel will need sign-interpreting service at the ASA annual meeting, you must notify the Office of the Executive Director (OED) at least one month in advance* and all your panelists must be registered for the meeting. The ASA will also provide sign interpreting services to registered members in attendance.
Requesting Sign Interpreting Services
Hearing-impaired members who will need sign-interpreting service at the ASA annual meeting must coordinate the following at least one month in advance* of the meeting:
- Notify the Office of the Executive Director (OED) of their need for ASL interpretation.
- Register for the meeting.
- Review the online program and inform the OED of the sessions they plan to attend.
The OED will then, with the assistance of the Registry of Interpreters, secure the services of appropriate interpreters. The ASA will assume the cost for up to nine hours of interpreting service.
*Please note: Requests for sign interpreting services must be received by October 7, 2019 for the Honolulu Meeting.