There are many organizations related to interpreting and Deaf communities. While it is impossible to list all of them, we have provided a few that we hope will be useful to you.

The National Consortium of Interpreter Education Centers has an extensive listing of national interpreting resources, listed by topic area, and has created free products for many interpreting specialties. Click here for more information.

National and International Organizations

American Association of Deaf-Blind (AADB)

American Society for Deaf Children

Deafblind International

Deaf Women United

Conference of Interpreter Trainers (CIT)

Commission of Collegiate Interpreter Education (CCIE)

Council de Manos (formerly the National Hispanic Council of the Deaf and Hard of Hearing)

Deaf Interpreter Institute

Laurent Clerc National Deaf Education Center

Mano a Mano: ASL/English/Spanish Interpreters

National Alliance of Black Interpreters-DC (NAOBI-DC)

National Asian Deaf Congress

National Association of Interpreters in Education (NAIE)

National Association of the Deaf (NAD)

National Black Deaf Advocates

National Consortium of Interpreter Education Centers

National Deaf Center on Postsecondary Outcome (NDC) (programs formerly offered through Pepnet2)

National Technical Institute for the Deaf (NTID)

Registry of Interpreters for the Deaf, Inc. (RID)

World Federation of the Deaf (WFD)

World Association of Sign Language Interpreters (WASLI)

Resources Sites

Deaf Studies Digital Journal LogoDeaf Studies Digital Journal

Demographics: Annual Survey of Deaf and Hard of hearing children and Youth

Discover Interpreting: How to become an interpreter

DeafTec: Technological Education Center for Deaf and Hard of Hearing Students

Gallaudet's Center for the Advancement of Interpretation and Translation Research (CAITR)

Gallaudet's Research and Scholarly Achievement Database

Gallaudet Research Institute: Publications and Presentations

Gallaudet Video Catalog

GURIEC Video Interpreting Repository: Resources for Video Relay and Video Remote Interpreting

GURIEC Presentation Archives

Mental Health Services For Deaf Persons: A Resource Directory

The National Clearinghouse on Rehabilitation Training Materials, sponsored by the Rehabilitation Services Administration, is hosted by Utah State University. They serve the profession of Vocational Rehabilitation as a centralized resource for the development, collection, dissemination, and utilization of training materials; as a forum for advancing knowledge through applied research and open dialog; and as a marketplace for career and staff development. The NCRTM grant ended on March 31, 2014, but many resources are still available online during the transition period to a new clearinghouse. 

National Task Force on Deaf-Blind Interpreting (NTFDBI)

Street Leverage is a widely-read blog, where interpreters submit articles and engage in online discussion about critical trends in the field. "StreetLeverage is committed to the belief that it is often the most obvious and important realities that are the hardest to see and talk about. To that end, StreetLeverage endeavors to spotlight interpreters and industry stakeholders who courageously share their ideas and perspectives in an effort to rethink the way we understand, practice, and tell the story of the sign language interpreter."

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Find your local RID chapter in the GURIEC region

Alabama RID

Delaware Office of the Deaf and Hard of Hearing*

Florida RID

Georgia RID

Kentucky RID

Mississippi RID

North Carolina RID

Pennsylvania RID

Potomac Chapter RID (DC & MD)

South Carolina RID

Tennessee RID

Virginia RID

West Virginia Commission for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing*

*These states do not have a local RID chapter.