Washington State Registry of Interpreters for the Deaf

Internet Resources List

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National Resources:

State and Local Resources:

Professional Organizations:

  • American Deafness and Rehabilitation Association (ADARA) https://www.adara.org
    (mission: to facilitate excellence in human service delivery with individuals who are Deaf or Hard of Hearing)
  • American Sign Language Teachers Association (ASLTA) https://aslta.org
    (mission: to perpetuate, preserve, and promote ASL and Deaf Culture through excellence in teaching)
  • American Association of the DeafBlind (AADB) http://www.aadb.org
    (mission: to endeavor to enable deaf-blind persons to achieve their maximum potential through increased independence, productivity, and integration into the community)
  • American Translators Association (ATA) https://www.atanet.org
    (mission: to benefit translators and interpreters by promoting recognition of their societal and commercial value, facilitating communication among all its members, establishing standards of competence and ethics, and educating both its members and the public)
  • The Association of Late-Deafened Adults (ALDA) https://www.alda.org
    (works collaboratively with other organizations around the world serving the needs of late-deafened people)
  • Children of Deaf Adults International, Inc. (CODA) https://www.coda-international.org
    (promotes family awareness and individual growth in hearing children of deaf parents)
  • Conference of Interpreter Trainers (CIT) https://www.cit-asl.org
    (provides opportunities for professional development of interpreter educators; promotes high standards in institutions, faculties, programs, and curricula for the education of interpreters; advocates for research relevant to the practice and instruction of interpreting; and encourages collegial relationships with professionals in other related disciplines and organizations)
  • Critical Link International (CLI) https://criticallink.org
    (committed to the advancement of the field of community interpreting in the social, legal, and health care sectors)
  • Hearing Loss Association of America (HLAA) https://www.hearingloss.org
    (exists to open the world of communication for people with hearing loss through information, education, advocacy, and support)
  • Interpreters with Deaf Parents (IDP) RID Member Section https://rid.org/membership/benefits/member-sections/dpi-members/
    (promotes greater understanding and awareness of the values of the Deaf Community as well as the skills, dedication and sensibilities that interpreters with deaf parents continue to offer to the interpreting profession)
  • Legal Interpreting Member Section of RID (LIMS) https://rid.org/membership/benefits/member-sections/legal-interpreters/
    (provides a forum for all interpreters, both deaf and hearing, who interpret in legal and court settings – to collaborate, network, discuss topics relevant to this specialty, and to provide recommendations and input to RID regarding this field of specialized interpreting)
  • Mano a Mano https://manoamanoinc.org
    (an organization of trilingual (Spanish-English-ASL) interpreters)
  • National Alliance of Black Interpreters (NAOBI) https://www.naobidc.org
    (promotes excellence and empowerment among African Americans/Blacks in the profession of sign language interpreting in the context of a multi-cultural, multi-lingual environment)
  • National Association of Judiciary Interpreters and Translators (NAJIT) https://najit.org
    (promotes quality interpreting and translating services provided in the courts and other legal and judicial settings)
  • National Black Deaf Advocates (NBDA) https://www.nbda.org
    (mission: to ensure that the concerns of deaf and hard of hearing African-Americans are adequately represented in leadership and policy-making)
  • National Council of Hispano Deaf and Hard of Hearing (NCHDHH) http://www.ldhhamdc.org
    (mission: to ensure equal access of the Hispano deaf and hard of hearing community in the areas of social, recreational, cultural, educational, and vocational welfare)
  • World Association of Sign Language Interpreters (WASLI) https://wasli.org
    (committed to the development of the interpreting profession worldwide)

Deaf Related Interpreting Resources:

  • Center for the Assessment of Sign Language Interpreting (CASLI) https://www.casli.org
    (established for the purpose of development and delivery of testing that assesses the knowledge, skills, abilities, and competence of signed language interpreters for the RID Certification Program)
  • National Technical Institute for the Deaf (NTID) Deaf Index Searchable Database www.ntid.rit.edu/terpref
    (resources related to Deaf culture, Deaf studies, sign languages, periodicals/journals, ASL dictionaries - the librarian will send you copies of articles)
  • The Interpreter's Friend www.theinterpretersfriend.org
    (mostly science and religious signs, but no video)
  • Western Region Interpreter Education Center (WRIEC) www.wou.edu/education/sped/wriec/library.php
    (borrow materials two at a time for $5.00 each time - go into Lending Library catalog)
  • Gallaudet Library Index to Deaf Periodicals http://liblists.wrlc.org/gadpi/home.htm
    (back issues of Deaf literature/journal articles)
  • Deaf Nation http://www.deafnation.com/
    (Deaf current event videos, etc)
  • Deaf Blogs and News http://www.deafread.com/
    (more videos and "vlogs" - good for receptive practice and current events)
  • NTID/RIT Deaf People and World War II archives http://www.rit.edu/ntid/ccs/deafww2/
    (amazing stories by Deaf Holocaust survivors; some by Doris Fedrid, a friend known by the Seattle Deaf-Blind Community.)
  • Online Deaf web directory http://www.deafwebsites.com/

DeafBlind Interpreting

Performing Arts Interpreting:

Medical Interpreting:

Educational Interpreting (K-12 & Post-Secondary):

  • Captioned Media Programs (CMP) www.dcmp.org
    (borrow CDs/DVDs/videos for free with free account - go to Interpreting - some you can view on-line immediately)
  • Washington Sensory Disabilities Services (WSDS) http://www.wsdsonline.org/
    (lending library of many materials on deafness and interpreting to borrow with free account)
  • Laurent Clerc National Deaf Education Center at Gallaudet University http://clerccenter.gallaudet.edu/
    (lots of info about deaf ed in general - Odyssey is a free K-12 magazine print subscription with back issues on the internet)
  • Classroom Interpreting www.classroominterpreting.org
    (info on K-12 interpreting and the EIPA)
  • Postsecondary Education Programs Network (PepNet) Resource Center http://www.pepnet.org/pdc/
    (info mostly on Post Secondary disability services but go into the Product catalog and there are cheap resources available for signs, etc.)
  • Needs Outreach ASL Libraries http://www.needsoutreach.org/Pages/sl.html
    (ASL signs and video for biology, math, history, geography and more)
  • National Deaf Education Project http://www.ndepnow.org/
    (a national parent-driven group that wants to improve deaf ed - they have a program called Hands and Voices)
  • Educational Interpreter Job Description http://www.deaflinx.com/Interpreting/terpjob.html
    (a lovely example of a ed terp job description)
  • National Clearinghouse of Rehabilitation Materials http://ncrtm.org/
    (digital library of materials available on-line)
  • Florida Dept. of Ed. Technical Assistance Paper on educational terps http://www.firn.edu/doe/commhome/pdf/y1995-5.pdf
    (Washington State should have one of these to assist administrators with hiring and supervising educational terps)
  • Individuals with Disabilities Education (IDEA) Act Homepage http://idea.ed.gov/
    (Federal legislation on Deaf education)

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