Registry of Interpreters for the Deaf

RID has played a leading role in establishing a national standard of quality for interpreters and transliterators. We encourage the growth of the profession, educate the public about the vital role of interpreters and transliterators and work to ensure equal opportunity and access for all individuals.

The mission and values of RID are encompassed in our strategic plan, reflected in the statements below and incorporated into the actions and activities of all RID initiatives:

Mission – What We Do:

The Registry of Interpreters for the Deaf is a professional organization for interpreters who use sign and spoken languages. As members of RID we commit to providing ethical, high-quality interpreting services for our clients; we also commit to our own continuous professional development.

Vision – Our Desired Future:

The Registry of Interpreters for the Deaf envisions a future:

  • where the linguistic rights of Deaf people are recognized as equal to those of hearing
    people, and are supported by RID members;
  • where interpreted interactions are as viable as direct communication;
  • where RID’s activities and members demonstrate value for the Deaf community and its
  • and where the interpreting profession is formally recognized and advanced by rigorous
    professional development, standards of conduct, and interpreter credentials.
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