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. Mission – What We Do:
The Registry of Interpreters for the Deaf strives to advocate for best practices in interpreting, professional development for practitioners and for the highest standards in the provision of interpreting services for diverse users of languages that are signed or spoken. Vision – Our Desired Future:
By honoring its past and innovating for the future, RID envisions a world where:
- Its members recognize and support the linguistic rights of all Deaf people as human rights, equal to those of users of spoken languages;
- Deaf people and their values are vital to and visible in every aspect of RID;
- Interpreted interaction between individuals who use signed and spoken languages are as viable as direct communication;
- The interpreting profession is formally recognized and is advanced by rigorous professional development, standards of conduct, and credentials.