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The Registry of Interpreters for the Deaf, Inc. (RID) — RID is the national organization for sign language interpreters. RID’s vision is to advocate for the increased quality, qualifications, and quantity of interpreters. You can play a critical role in making this vision a reality.
The Pennsylvania Chapter of RID – PARID — PARID is the state affiliate chapter of RID. All members of RID are required to join a state affiliate. If you are a resident of Pennsylvania, you should also join PARID. The philosophy of PARID is that excellence in the delivery of interpretation services among people who are Deaf/Hard of Hearing and people who are hearing will ensure effective communication. As an affiliate chapter of the professional association for interpreters and transliterators, PARID serves as an essential arena for its members in the pursuit of excellence. It is the mission of PARID to provide state and local forums and an organizational structure for the continued growth and development of the profession of interpretation and transliteration of American Sign Language and English. It is the goal of PARID to promote the profession of interpreting and transliterating American Sign Language and English.
National Association for the Deaf (NAD) — The mission of the National Association of the Deaf is to promote, protect, and preserve the rights and quality of life of deaf and hard of hearing individuals in the United States of America.