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ALDA's 2014 Convention

Norfolk, VA October 8 - 12 , 2014
Early Bird Registration Ends May 31, 2014
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2014 RID Region V Conference

San Diego, CA  June 25-28, 2014
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The Hearing Loss Association of America (HLAA) Convention

Austin, Texas June 26 – 29
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2014 AG Bell Convention - Make Your Hotel Reservation Today

Walt Disney World , Orlando, Florida
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2014 RID Region II Conference

Atlanta, GA   July 1-5, 2014
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52nd Biennial National Association of the Deaf Conference (NAD)

Atlanta, Georgia , July 1-5, 2014
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Gallaudet 150 Alumni Reunion

Gallaudet University, Washington, DC July 9-13, 2014
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Say What Club

Madison, Wisconsin  July 16-19, 2014
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2014 RID Region IV Conference

Des Moines, IA   July 16-20, 2014
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2014 RID Region III Conference

Lansing, MI   July 24-27, 2014
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2014 RID Region I Conference

Wakefield, MA  July 31- August 3, 2014
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Join Us at an RID Community Event

Hosted by the RID Board of Directors

WHAT: Come meet the RID Board of Directors, Certification Committee, and fellow RID and Deaf community members to talk about the future of the association.

WHEN: Saturday, March 8, 2014, 6:00pm - 8:00pm

WHERE: Gallaudet University, Atrium of the Hall Memorial Building (HMB)

*Light refreshments will be provided.

**Special accommodation requests must be received by close of business (COB) Wednesday, March 5, 2014.

THANK YOU: RID would like to extend a very special thank you to Yoshiko "Koko" Chino, Gustavo Navarrete-Guastella, and Rayni Plaster from Gallaudet Interpreting Services (GIS) for their assistance in organizing and promoting this event.




Nation’s largest sign language interpreting organization selects a nationally-recognized Deaf community leader 
and staunch advocate with outstanding nonprofit organizational leadership.

 See RID President Brenda Walker Prudhom's signed video announcement here>>

Alexandria, VA – November 29, 2012 – The Registry of Interpreters for the Deaf, Inc. (RID) today announced the appointment of Shane H. Feldman as its new executive director. Feldman, a nationally-recognized Deaf community leader, advocate and nonprofit professional, has been instrumental in advancing the rights of the community at the local, state and national levels including the right to qualified sign language interpreting services. Starting January 1, 2013, Feldman is responsible for the ongoing and consistent achievement of RID’s Strategic Plan and for the implementation and completion of initiatives set forth by a board of directors and the association members. ...continue reading "Shane H. Feldman Named New Executive Director of the Registry of Interpreters for the Deaf, Inc."

Welcome Interpreters!

This page is dedicated to all of you who provide services to the Northern Virginia deaf and hard of hearing community. We are fortunate to have two local professional organizations, Potomac Chapter RID and Virginia RID.  Both of these organizations offer workshops, discussions and local conferences.  Click on their logos on the right to see what awesome work each organization is doing!  Additionally, we are lucky to have the national organization, RID, located in Old Town Alexandria.  To visit their website, click on their logo:


 For quick reference for clients and consumers, you can find all of the RID's Standard Pratice Papers below:


Upcoming Workshops/Discussions