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.
Support the inclusion of American Sign Language (ASL) and respect for Deaf culture. Maintain and disseminate current resources to support advancements in our profession. Ensure diversity, inclusion and equality in decision making within our Affiliate Chapter. Encourage interpreters to achieve and maintain RID certification. Promote excellence and integrity in standards of interpreting services. Uphold access to information in ASL for the Deaf community as a basic right.
Serve as a resource about the interpreting profession throughout New York City and the Hudson Valley.