The Pennsylvania Registry of Interpreters for the Deaf


National Links

Registry of Interpreters for the Deaf (RID)
The national association of Sign Language interpreters. They have information on the profession, and maintain a searchable listing of members.

National Association of the Deaf

Mano a Mano is a trilingual organization of interpreters that work in Spanish influenced settings in the US, Puerto Rico, South and Central America.

National Alliance of Black Interpreters, Inc.
NAOBI is the only national organization that supports sign language interpreters from the African diaspora.

RID Member Section - Interpreters in Educational and Instructional Settings
Our purpose is to promote the interests and objectives of, enhanced communication with, and information sharing among RID members who work in educational and instructional settings.

RID Member Section - Interpreters in Legal & Court Settings
We provide a forum for all interpreters, both deaf and hearing, who interpret in legal and court settings – to collaborate, network, discuss topics relevant to this specialty, and to provide recommendations and input to RID regarding this field.

RID Member Section - Interpreters for the Deaf-Blind
The purpose of the RID Deaf-Blind Member Section (DBMS) is to act as a national resource for interpreters, consumers and families regarding interpreting needs for individuals who are deaf-blind.

RID Member Section: Interpreters with Deaf Parents (IDP)
An RID Member Section Group that promotes greater understanding and awareness of the Values of the Deaf Community as well as the Skills, Dedication and Sensibilities that Interpreters with Deaf Parents continue to offer to the interpreting profession.

RID Member Section - Deaf Caucus
The Deaf Caucus strives to strengthen the ties between all members of RID, advocate for the needs and interests of RID members who are deaf and provide a vehicle for open discussion and exchange of ideas. 

Laurent Clerc National Center Deaf Education Center at Gallaudet University
The Laurent Clerc National Deaf Education Center at Gallaudet University provides information, training, and technical assistance for parents and professionals to meet the needs of children who are deaf or hard of hearing.

National Council of Interpreters in Health Care
The NCIHC is a multidisciplinary organization based in the United States whose mission is to promote culturally competent professional health care interpreting.

Gallaudet University
Summer Programs available for Interpreters, also a Master’s in Interpretation.

Office of Regional and National Outreach
Located at Gallaudet University, this office initiates, leads, and supports outreach efforts by providing resources, consultation, and training to address the educational, transition, and professional development needs.

National Technical Institute for the Deaf
Located in Rochester NY, and on the campus of the Rochester Institute of Technology, NTID offers post-secondary technical degrees for Deaf students.

Medical Interpreting Information
College of St. Catherine’s ITP – the CATIE Center website

Deaf Health
An incredible collection of terms and conditions, with clear ASL explanations for many medical conditions and treatments.

National Center on Deafness – California State University, Northridge

Described & Captioned Media Program
Sign-up here to receive open-captioned videos, including those related to interpreting.

Hearing Loss Association of America
Formerly called SHHH, they have chapters nationwide to assist people who are losing their hearing.

National Information Center for Children and Youth with Disabilities

American Society for Deaf Children
The ASDC supports and educates families of deaf and hard of hearing children and advocates for high quality programs and services. - Deafness

American Association of the Deaf-Blind

A huge collection of deaf-related links. Their motto is "fighting audism through empowerment and education"

Technical assistance provided for postsecondary Deaf and Hard of Hearing students and the postsecondary coordinators who work with them.

Gallaudet University Center for Continuing Studies
Gallaudet University’s Center for Continuing Studies offers a wide variety of personal and professional development, leadership and outreach programs. 

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