The Registry of Interpreters for the Deaf, Inc. promotes excellence in the delivery of interpreting services among diverse users of signed and spoken languages through professional development, networking, advocacy, and standards.

Find an Interpreter

Find an Interpreter

RID can help find an interpreter near you.


Learn About Interpreting

RID offers many learning opportunities and resources with diverse populations.


Become RID Certified

RID plays a leading role in establishing a national standard of quality for interpreters.

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Bios and Statements for the 2015-2017 Executive Board Candidates

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The digital version of the JOI is now online!

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From the Board

  • Scholarship and Awards Announcement

Scholarship and Awards Announcement

You can find more information about the scholarships, as well as links to the applications themselves, here:

  • Introducing the Transition Team

Introducing the Transition Team

Lewis Merkin, Region 1 Representative, Co-chair

Connie Herndon, Region 4 Representative, Co-chair

Carol-lee Aquiline

Ryan Butts

Angie Nielsen

Margaret Ransom Cobb

Jeremy Quiroga

Melvin Walker, Vice […]

2015 Conference Updates

About RID

The Registry of Interpreters for the Deaf, Inc. (RID), a national membership organization, plays a leading role in advocating for excellence in the delivery of interpretation and transliteration services between people who use sign language and people who use spoken language. In collaboration with the Deaf community, RID supports our members and encourages the growth of the profession through the establishment of a national standard for qualified sign language interpreters and transliterators, ongoing professional development and adherence to a code of professional conduct.