RID: Adding Value to the Profession and for the Consumer through Organizational Effectiveness, Certification, Membership Support & Engagement, Advancement of the Profession, and Fiscal Stability & Sustainability.

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.

RID’s function is to support our membership by providing the foundation needed to launch and sustain careers while ensuring quality service to the Deaf community. We do this through a comprehensive strategic plan.


Outcome: The Registry of Interpreters for the Deaf (RID) will ensure organizational viability through efficient and effective governance and operations.


1.1   Enhance the organization’s design, governance, and leadership.
1.2  Promote the inclusion of underrepresented and marginalized communities on the RID  Board of Directors, within Headquarters staff, and in other leadership roles.
1.3  Revitalize leadership effectiveness at all levels of the organization.
1.4  Deploy a comp