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PCRID is a local affiliate chapter of the Registry of Interpreters for the Deaf. While this organization is mostly made up of sign language interpreters who practice in Maryland and Washington, D.C., anyone is welcome to become a member.

Mission Statement 

PCRID's mission is to support the continued growth and development of the sign language interpreting profession. 

PCRID is committed to advancing the quality, professionalism and integrity of sign language interpreting in Maryland and the District of Columbia through education, information and advocacy. 

It is the mission of RID to provide international, national, regional, state and local forums and an organizational structure for the continued growth and development of the profession of interpretation and transliteration of American Sign Language and English.

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Our Purpose

The goals of this organization are to initiate, sponsor, promote and execute policies and activities that further the profession of the sign language interpreter.

In furtherance of these goals, the PCRID offers workshops on diverse topics for a wide range of practitioners, including interpreters who are Deaf and interpreters who are hearing.

In addition, PCRID offers some research and scholarship monies for sign language interpreters to increase their knowledge and to gain mastery of new skills. 

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Our Philosophy

Ensure Effective Communication

The philosophy of RID is that excellence in the delivery of interpretation and transliteration services between people who are deaf and hard of hearing and people who are hearing, will ensure effective communication.  As the national professional association for interpreters and transliterators, RID serves as an essential arena for its members in their pursuit of excellence.

Promotion  of the Profession

It is the goal of RID to promote the profession of interpreting and transliterating American Sign Language and English.

Commitment to Inclusion

To actively foster an inclusive, accessible environment in which the Registry of Interpreters for the Deaf (RID) embraces diversity as an integral part of the association. RID is committed to establishing and maintaining a diverse, accessible, civil and supportive environment that adheres to RID's philosophy, mission and goals. RID is committed to providing growth opportunities that allow members to reach their full potential and maximize member value. RID pledges to seek partners who share our philosophy and commitment to upholding high standards of diversity within the association.

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What We Do

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PCRID is a 501c3 non-profit organization. 

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