The Maine Departments of Labor and Health and Human Services
Listening Session on the Support and Workforce Development Needs
of Maine’s ASL Interpreters
The Maine Departments of Labor and Health and Human Services invite ASL
interpreters and students to this listening session. We want to understand better the
current and future needs of ASL interpreting professionals in the state of Maine. These
needs may be direct or indirect results of the Lewiston mass shooting. They may also
be related to workforce development and the availability of ASL interpreters across the
This session will be held remotely through Zoom. The link to register for the event is
below. Sign Language interpreters and CART will be available for all attendees. If you
need other accommodations to attend, please request them when registering.
Virtual Listening Session Date:
Tuesday, January 30th , from 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm
To support this discussion, we ask participants to consider the following questions:
— As an ASL interpreter, what supports would have been helpful to you during and after
the Lewiston tragedy?
— What are immediate and long-term support needs (for example, training,
communications, coordination, etc.)?
— What factors are affecting the availability of ASL interpreters in Maine?
— Do you have suggestions for how the State can address those factors and ensure
increased availability of ASL interpreters across the state?
Please register in advance for this meeting: Join Zoom Meeting
After registering, you will receive a confirmation email. This email will provide information about joining the meeting.
CART and Interpreter services will be available to all attendees.