The New York City Metro Registry of Interpreters for the Deaf, an affiliate chapter of the Registry of Interpreters for the Deaf (RID), is a non-profit, non-partisan organization of interpreters, Deaf community members and allies.
Members work together to ensure that high-quality American Sign Language-English interpretation services are provided with the utmost integrity and respect.
Collaboratively, we shall accomplish this by committing to:
Uphold the dignity and purity of American Sign Language and maintain an understanding of advancements in our field.
Foster respect, community relationships, and competence of cross-cultural interactions in the cultural melting pot that makes New York City unique
Encourage and support interpreters in achieving and maintaining national certification
Promote and comply with the RID/ NAD Code of Professional Conduct for interpreters and transliterators.
Serve as a resource to the New York City community regarding interpreter roles, services, and the field of interpreting
Lobby the New York state legislature and local government agencies on issues that affect Deaf rights and the sign language interpreting profession.
Partner with equitable organizations that reflect the values described in the Standard Practice Paper for Professional Sign Language Interpreting Agencies.