In 2001, Jacquelyn Moore's began learning ASL which ignited her passion for for sign language interpretation. Witnessing discrimination and limited access to communication, she recognized the lack of resources available to the Deaf community.
Upon completing her interpreter training program, Moore noticed the scarcity of qualified interpreters, hindering equal access to communication for the Deaf community she was serving. As she pursued her own skill development, she realized the lack of support resources for interpreters, too.
In an effort to mitigate these challenges, Moore, along with Sarah Baker and Wendy Houser, established a non-profit organization called ASL-ACE. ASL-ACE aims to advocate for the Deaf and interpreters, striving to promote genuine access and equality. One way to improve access is to improve interpreter skills through education. So, in 2021, ASL OWL, emerged as a part of ASL-ACE's initiative for educational opportunities. ASL OWL provides mentorship opportunities for interpreters and professional development workshops for interpreters.