Support of interpreters and advocacy for the interpreting profession have been part of ATA's mission since the Association was founded in 1959. The Interpretation Policy Advisory Committee was established to advise the Board of Directors on policy and legislative issues that may specifically impact interpreters.
The Committee is asked to do the following:
- review policy and legislation under development by national and international governments that will potentially affect interpreters;
- consult and collaborate with other interpreting organizations and advocacy groups on interpreting-related issues; and
- inform and advise the ATA Board of Directors of appropriate response in support of ATA's interpreter members.