The NYC Metro RID Chapter supports sign language interpreters who work to provide effective access to communication between hearing and Deaf-Blind, Deaf or Hard of Hearing individuals. Chapter members work together to provide professional development, networking, advocacy, and to advance the standards of practice in our profession.
Champion the use of ASL and respect for Deaf culture,
Maintain and disseminate up-to-date understanding of advancements in our field,
Ensure diversity, inclusion and shared decision making in our Chapter,
Encourage interpreters to achieve and maintain RID certification,
Promote excellence and integrity in the ways interpreting services are provided,
Serve as a resource about the interpreting profession throughout NYC and the Hudson Valley,
Uphold access to information in ASL for the Deaf community as a basic right.