RID seeks proposals from individuals, teams, and agencies interested in coordinating interpreter services for the RID National Conference.
Note that the official language of the Conference is ASL. The majority of presentations will be delivered in ASL. Exceptions would be workshops focusing on ASL to Spoken English, or trilingual interpreting.
We anticipate that the majority of interpreting services will be Deaf Interpreters working to mirror audience participation (if requested) as well as accommodations for DeafBlind attendees. There will also be some ASL/English interpreting for coordination and administrative purposes (between RID conference staff, hotel staff, conference center staff, A/V staff, etc.)
Some guests of the conference (VIPs, or content area experts) may not be fluent in ASL, and would require Hearing Interpreters. Additionally, ASL to English support for the business meeting note takers and Exhibitors (floater) will be needed.