The Sign Language Interpreters Association of Korea (SLIAK) was organized in March Juche 103 (2014) with a mission to provide the deaf with a chance, equality and free participation in social life on an equal footing with other people.
It sets it as its main duty to ensure free linguistic access and communication of the deaf and dumb based on sign language in all fields of politics, the economy and culture and to fully meet their desires and demands.
Based on its plan for training sign language (both international and Korean) interpreters, the SLIAK is making efforts to translate it into practice.
It has established a database of approved standard sign languages and is now conducting the work of disseminating multimedia and apps.
The association is working to promote exchange of experience and opinions and cooperation with the World Sign Language Interpreters Association (WSLIA) and other sign language-related national and international bodies.
In January Juche 108 (2019), the DPRK obtained the full membership of the WSLIA.