We are excited to announce our list of sponsors who have helped to ensure the 2017 LEAD Together Conference in Salt Lake City is a major success! RID is humbled to have worked with these sponsors who have consistently supported the Deaf and Interpreting communities. Thank you for your incredible support of the RID’s mission, goals, and devotion to the profession. We could not have done it without you!

Sorenson Communications (SVRS)
Platinum Level Sponsor





Sorenson Communications connects users with a professional ASL interpreter through their 24-hour Video Relay Services and cutting edge technology. Sorenson strives to provide the best VRS user experience with their line of ntouch products and highly qualified interpreters. Products including Deaf SignMail and VCO make Sorenson a pivotal organization working to improve accessible communication connections for the Deaf and hearing communities.

Street Leverage
Social Media Sponsor

Street Leverage works tirelessly to shed light on ideas and opinions that help us to reimagine the way we conceptualize and practice the profession of sign language interpreting. With an active online presence offering numerous outlets for interpreters to bring their own flair and awareness to the profession, Street Leverage is raising the bar for community involvement and activism in the interpreting community.

American Sign Language Communication
Bronze Level Sponsor

Located in Orem, Utah, American Sign Language Communication uses a four-step ASL Communication Service Model to ensure the best interpreters are chosen for the assignments at hand. Their knowledge and experience help provide skilled interpreters perfect for each and any setting needed.

The Judicial Council of California/Court Interpreters Program (CIP)
Supporting Level Sponsor

Court Interpreters Program (CIP) through The Judicial Council of California strives to guarantee access for the Deaf and hard-of-hearing (as well as limited English speaking individuals) with skilled and qualified interpreters in the court system. With bilingual interpreting exams available twice per calendar year, the program works hard to hire the proper interpreters for the cases at hand.

ASL Interpreter Referral Service, Inc.
Supporting Level Sponsor


ASL Interpreting Referral Service, Inc. specializes in providing Sign Language Interpreting and CART Captioning “Communication Solutions”.  Located in Somerset, NJ, this incredible Deaf-Owned/Women-Owned company guarantees that all interpreters are qualified in the area in which they are requested. ASL Interpreter Referral Service serves not only New Jersey but Pennsylvania and New York.

Conference of Interpreter Trainers (CIT)
Supporting Level Sponsor


Conference of Interpreter Trainers (CIT) focuses on and encourages the preparation of interpreters with developing cultural and linguistic fluency. CIT seeks to advance teaching practices that lead to a deeper understanding of norms and values embraced by the Deaf community, while encouraging active arenas for sharing ideas and collaborations for students and educators.

Interpreting Consolidated
Supporting Level Sponsor


Interpreting Consolidated works to enhance the quality of American Sign Language (ASL) interpretation accessible to hearing and Deaf individuals by producing high-quality DVD’s and books for all levels of students and continuing learners. Their products also aid people involved with the assessment of ASL skill-levels of students and interpreters for education, employment, accreditation, or self-improvement purposes.

DHH Insurance
Supporting Level Sponsor


A division of CH Insurance Brokerage Services in Syracuse NY, DHH specializes in providing excellent insurance programs to the Deaf, Hard of Hearing, and interpreting professional population. This reputable company provides Property & Casualty Insurance as well as Employee Benefits products to clients throughout the United States. Partnering with RID and Association of Language Companies (ALC), DHH Insurance provides discounted, competitive packages which allows DHH Insurance the ability to be the national leader in providing risk management insurance for Individuals as well as agencies.

Purple Communications
Supporting Level Sponsor


Purple Communications/ZVRS are the leading provider of Video Relay Services (VRS) that enable deaf and hearing individuals to easily communicate with each other. Purple/ZVRS utilizes multiple VRS delivery platforms including TV monitors, desktop computers, laptops, tablets and smartphones. Purple/ZVRS’s portfolio includes telephone captioning services, text relay services, on-site interpreting services and Video Relay Interpreting (VRI). For more information, visit PurpleVRS.com & ZVRS.com.