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A Timeline of Some of the Events of the Year.

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Board of Directors

The Board of Directors this year was busy.  They had monthly meetings – including in-person meetings in Portland, Oregon and Washington, DC (at Gallaudet).

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The number of hours of Council, Committee, Task Force, Work Group, Member Section, Affiliate Chapter, and other meeting hours dedicated to the improvement of RID, the interpreter profession, and service to the deaf community.

President’s Activities:


Major trips on behalf of RID:

  • August 9-14, RID National Conference, Indianapolis, Indiana
  • September 25-29, 2013 – Board face-to-face meeting. Portland, Oregon
  • March 9- 13, 2014 – Board face-to-face meeting.  Gallaudet University Campus
  • April 25-26, 2014 – PARID Conference.  Keynote speaker
  • May 2-4, 2014 – StreetLeverage Live, Austin TX
  • June 11-15, 2014 – ALRID Conference.  Keynote speaker and workshop presenter
  • Jun 25-29, 2014 – Region V Conference.  San Diego CA.


Other Board Members Activities:

It has been another exceptionally busy year for the Secretary, Board colleagues and headquarters staff, as we continue our efforts to support the membership. I am pleased to share just a few highlights of the work going on.

Our priority continues to be improving transparency and communication with members. For the past few years, we have been developing and implementing strategies to more effectively communicate with members about what the organization is doing.

One of our major efforts in this area is the upgrade and launch of a new web presence at, with customized experiences for the general public and for members. The new site provides a gateway to a range of online tools and resources, such as a customized dashboard and profile.

We have implemented a model for publishing Board decisions made during closed session in the regular meeting minutes whenever possible. There may be instances of decisions related to personnel matters or potential litigation that are not able to be published.

Serving as board liaison to committees is a unique opportunity to see members developing solutions and collaborating to do the work of the Association. A renewed focus on inter-committee information sharing and collaboration among the Ethics, Code of Professional Conduct (CPC) Review, and Priorities/Mission/Goals/Diversity Statement (PMGDS) committees was done whenever possible. Each committee met on a monthly basis. The CPC Review committee is a joint RID/NAD committee. The CPC Review committee also met face-to-face once at RID headquarters.

  • Attended the Region IV conference and presented in July of 2014.
  • Attended the Region V conference. I had no official responsibilities as MAL.
  • There is no MAL support for travel to states other than board meetings.
  • Attended when possible Member Section Council and always accessible via text/phone.
  • Attended the NAD town hall.
  • Served as the board liaison to the Certification Committee from January through July 2014.  As such, attended monthly meetings and the Certification face-to-face meetings in March and at NAD in July.
  • Region III Presidents Council met three times in 2014.
  • February through July 2014 was focused on Region III conference planning.  The Region III Rep met a least every 2 weeks with the co-chairs, the MIRID President and the RID meetings manager and included a site visit to the hotel in May 2014. This was conference planning intensive.  Working closely with the co-chairs and committee resulted in a successful Region III Conference in Lansing, MI.
  • March 27, 2014 Beaumont, Texas. Texas Society of Interpreters Conference.  Led RID Rap (update featuring 4 Rs) for Opening Ceremony.
  • June 14, 2014.  Little Rock, Arkansas.  Arkansas RID Conference.  Led workshop: Teaming Up for Leadership.  Attended business meeting.
  • Nebraska RID completed a several-year project of totally rewriting the bylaws. This involved multiple retreats, meetings (in person and by phone conference) and consultations with Lucy James.
  • Iowa State RID hosted the biennial Region IV Conference.  The program was well-received.
  • Affiliate Chapters continue to explore ways to reach out to interpreters in educational settings throughout the rural areas of the region.Region IV Representative was a panelist for the DO IT Center’s Leadership in Interpreting course, Amy Seiberlich, Instructor. Telephone conference, April 15, 2014.

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Exams Administered
New Credentials Granted


Credential Granted
CDI 24
Ed:K-12 58
NIC 186
SC:L 8
Total 280


Exams administered (Knowledge and performance portions of CDI, NIC, OTC, and SC:L):

Knowledge Exams

Exam Type Passed Failed Exams Administered Pass %
CDI 21 28 49 42.86%
NIC 617 92 709 87.02%
OTC 0 3 3 0.00%
SC:L 24 8 32 75.00%
Grand Total 662 131 793


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Performance Exams

Exam Type Passed Failed Exams Administered Pass %
CDI 14 4 18 77.78%
NIC 201 570 771 26.07%
OTC 1 0 1 100.00%
SC:L 10 27 37 27.03%
Grand Total 226 601 827


performance exams chart

Exams by Member Type (who’s taking the tests?):

Exam Associate Certified Student Supporting Trial Non-Member Grand Total
CDI Knowledge Exam 28 10 2 9 49
CDI Performance Exam 13 2 3 18
NIC Knowledge Exam 386 16 195 16 3 93 709
NIC Performance Exam 616 50 20 12 2 71 771
OTC Knowledge Exam 3 3
OTC Performance Exam 1 1
SC:L Knowledge Exam 32 32
SC:L Performance Exam 37 37
Grand Total 1046 136 227 30 5 176 1620




 New Credentials (click on the map to explore in a new tab, then click on individual states to see totals):New Credentials map


Total Certified (click on the map to explore in a new tab, then click on individual states to see totals):

NAD/RID Certified Interpreters

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Map of Interpreters per Deaf/HoH Persons (click on the map to explore in a new tab, then click on individual states to see totals)

Using estimates of the Deaf/HoH population from Gallaudet University, we calculated the number of Deaf/HoH per NAD/RID Certified interpreter for each state:  deaf-hoh per interpreter map return to top jumpCommunications chapter

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Well, we love all the ways we keep in touch with our members:

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Conference Theme and Location


region I logo Weaving Golden Threads “A Tapestry for Tomorrow”   (Boston, MA)