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GAP – Government Affairs Program
The Government Affairs Program, GAP, was created to advocate on behalf of professional sign language interpreters and for the establishment and adherence to standards within the profession at both the state and federal levels.
The program aims to strengthen RID relationships with members, coalitions, professional organizations, consumer groups, industry partners and government agencies through a four-pronged approach that includes representation, advocacy, collaboration and communication.
We are stronger together and partnerships between RID and members, affiliate chapters, state Deaf associations, organizations, and state and federal agencies are essential for us to move forward toward our shared goals. Join us to advance our mission of excellence in interpreting.
Tactics to use to advocate for policy changes.
Have you ever explained to someone the appropriate use for an interpreter? Or maybe you’ve provided information to an organization or business unfamiliar with the benefits of employing certified interpreters. While these actions may not have resulted in legislation or policy, they’ve likely changed the way people think about and interact with professional interpreters. These instances of everyday advocacy are important to help educate people who are not aware of the professional standards for interpreters or the linguistic needs of the Deaf community.
RID’s purpose is to serve equally our members, profession, and the public by promoting and advocating for qualified and effective interpreters in all spaces where intersectional diverse Deaf lives are impacted.
Registry of Interpreters for the Deaf, Inc.
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