Below is a list of resources which may serve you in gathering more information about deafness, American Sign Language, interpreting, and CART writing. While the list is not exhaustive, it should aid you in identifying local and national organizations which may be of use to you.
Registry of Interpreters for the Deaf, Inc. (RID)
333 Commerce Street, Alexandria, VA 22314
Tel: (703) 838-0030
TTY: (703) 838-0459
Fax: (703) 838-0454
The Registry of Interpreters for the Deaf, Inc. (RID), is the national organizing body of sign language interpreters in the US that plays a leading role in advocating for excellence in the delivery of interpretation and transliteration services between people who use sign language and people who use spoken language. In collaboration with the Deaf community, RID supports its members and encourages the growth of the profession through the establishment of a national standard for qualified sign language interpreters and transliterators, ongoing professional development, and adherence to a code of professional conduct.Replace with your text
Conference of Interpreter Trainers (CIT)
The Conference of Interpreter Trainers (CIT) is a national organization for sign language interpreters and interpreter trainers whose purpose is to encourage the preparation of interpreters who can effectively negotiate interpreted interactions within the wider society in which Deaf people live. This organization strives to increase students’ knowledge concerning the Deaf community, Deaf people’s linguistic rights and our role in the preservation of ASL by fostering teaching practices and research that help educate compassionate, engaged professional interpreters who will exhibit cultural and linguistic fluency, sophisticated interactional competencies and who are sensitive to issues of privilege.Replace with your text
National Association of the Deaf (NAD)
8630 Fenton Street, Suite 820, Silver Spring, MD 20910
Tel (Voice/VP): (301) 587-1788 or (301) 328-1443TTY: (301) 587-1789. Fax: (301) 587-1791
The National Association of the Deaf (NAD) is the nation’s premier civil rights organization of, by, and for Deaf and Hard of Hearing individuals in the United States of America. The advocacy scope of the NAD is broad, covering a lifetime and impacting future generations in the areas of early intervention, education, employment, health care, technology, telecommunications, youth leadership, and more – improving the lives of millions of Deaf and Hard of Hearing Americans. The NAD also carries out its federal advocacy work through coalition efforts with specialized national Deaf and Hard of Hearing organizations, as well as coalitions representing national cross-disability organizations.
Bureau of Vocational Rehabilitation (BVR)
Mark Fay, Centennial Plaza III
895 Central Avenue, 7th Floor
Cincinnati, OH 45202
Tel: (513) 852-3260
TTY: (513) 852-3260
Fax: (513) 651-3309
Toll-Free: (800) 686-3323
The Bureau of Vocational Rehabilitation (BVR) is housed within Opportunities for Ohioans with Disabilities (OOD) and is a program that provides individuals with disabilities the services and support necessary to help them attain and maintain employment. Vocational Rehabilitation (VR) services are customized for each individual through assessments and one-on-one meetings with professional VR counselors who help to create a program for each individual that will lead to gainful employment.Replace with your text
Ohio Association of the Deaf (OAD)
14856 Alger Road, Cleveland, OH 44111
Tel: (216) 200-7222
The Ohio Association of the Deaf, Inc. (OAD) is the Ohio chapter of the NAD who strives to promote educational opportunities, protecting and enhancing the rights and privileges of the Deaf, Hard of Hearing and Deaf-Blind citizens to preserve their social and economic security. The OAD has continued efforts to improve communication and assist with the deaf resources to meet the needs of Ohio’s Deaf, Hard of Hearing, and Deaf-Blind citizens. Representatives of OAD participate in many capacities with various organizations, such as: Early Infant Screening Committee; Ohio State University Medical Center; the Ohio Department of Health; the Ohio Department of Motor Vehicles; the Supreme Court of Ohio, and Telecommunications Relay Services.
Ohio Chapter of the Registry of Interpreters for the Deaf (OCRID)
The Ohio Chapter of the Registry of Interpreters for the Deaf (OCRID) is an affiliate chapter of the profession’s national organization, the Registry of Interpreters for the Deaf (RID). OCRID offers membership to Ohio’s interpreters and serves as a source of information about the profession and continuing education to that membership. The mission of OCRID is to foster relationships which further the profession by providing opportunities for growth through development and support.
4192 South Riverboat Road, Salt Lake City, UT 84123
Tel: (801) 287-9400. Fax: (801) 287-9401
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Sorenson Communications empowers the Deaf and Hard of Hearing community to communicate with both Deaf and hearing family, friends, or business contacts using video relay service (VRS). Sorenson Communications endeavors to provide the highest-quality communication products and services to all Deaf and Hard of Hearing individuals including a variety of innovative videophone (VP) equipment and the highest-quality video interpreting service, Sorenson Video Relay Service® (SVRS).
595 Menlo Drive, Rocklin, CA 95765
Tel: (800) 900-9478
Purple is dedicated to developing fast, easy and convenient communications solutions and services for Deaf and Hard of Hearing individuals and businesses using a variety of different platforms. As a leading provider of on-site interpreting services, video relay services (VRS), text relay services and video remote interpreting (VRI), Purple has built an excellent reputation for developing products and services that open communications between all people, regardless of differences in abilities, languages and locations.
National Court Reporters Association
12030 Sunrise Valley Drive, Suite 400, Reston, VA 20191
Tel: (800-272-6272 (NCRA)