SimplyASL's primary purpose is to provide training for the ASL interpreters.
Many "old-school" Interpreting Training Programs (ITP) have trained many excellent seasoned ASL interpreters for many years. However, the time has changed a lot among the Deaf communities all over America. A lot of young Deaf consumers come from a different background, unlike older Deaf generations who come from mainstreamed programs, rather than at residential schools. Older generations are more accustomed to regular ASL signs along with the fingerspelled words. However, among the younger generations, they may struggle to understand the fingerspelled words since they are so used to signing all words without relying on the fingerspelling method.
Therefore, SimplyASL comes into the picture where we provide training to the current and future interpreters to help improve their ASL skills by incorporating more of the classifiers. SimplyASL wants all interpreters to become more effective in facilitating the conversations between the Deaf consumers and the service providers, especially the healthcare settings.