Interpreting Field Resources:
ASL Interpreter Corps adheres to the RID Code of Professional Conduct
Registry of Interpreters for the Deaf (RID)
RID is the national membership organization responsible for upholding the standards of the sign language interpreting profession. This includes awarding national certification to those individuals who fulfill the requirements.
- Interpreting Certifications
- Code of Professional Conduct
- Standard Practice Papers
- These standard practice papers cover various aspects of interpreting, including business practices, interpreting in health care settings, interpreting in legal settings, team interpreting, the use of a certified deaf interpreter, and more.
Potomac Chapter of the Registry of Interpreters for the Deaf (PCRID) PCRID is a local membership organization that supports and advocates for professional interpreters in Maryland and Washington, DC. It is also a recognized affiliate chapter of RID.
Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) Titles II and III pertain specifically to providing services for individuals who are deaf and hard of hearing.
» Read ADA’s Frequently Asked Questions for employers and businesses
Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) (applies to K-12 public education institutions)
The following sections from IDEA directly pertain to providing interpreting and transliterating services for students in public education institutions.
“(iv) Consider the communication needs of the child, and in the case of the child who is deaf or hard of hearing, consider the language and communication needs, opportunities for direct communication with peers and professionals in the child’s language and communication mode, academic level, and full range of needs including opportunities for direct instruction in the child’s language and communication mode, and (v) Consider whether the child requires assistive communication devices and services.”
IDEA Sec. 1414 (d) (3) (B) “Interpreting services, as used with respect to children who are deaf or hard of hearing, includes oral transliteration services, cued language transliteration services, and sign language interpreting services.”
IDEA Sec. 300.34 (b) (4)
Under Section 44 of the Internal Revenue Service Tax Code you may be eligible to receive a tax credit to cover a variety of expenditures, including:
- Visually disabled readers
- Sign Language Interpreting
- Accessiblility documents
- Architectural barrier removal
- Fees for consulting services
Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) Our interpreters fully comply with HIPAA policies and are bound to the same standards of confidentiality as medical personnel.
Community College of Baltimore County - Interpreter Preparation Program The Interpreter Preparation program is designed to provide students with entry-level skills in sign language interpreting.
The Hearing and Speech Agency (HASA) - American Sign Language Classes Using the highly successful and well-respected method, Signing Naturally. Signing Naturally is a non-verbal approach that is taught at many institutions across the country, including Gallaudet University
StreetLeverage, an interpreting community blog that offers sign language interpreters context and insight on industry related issues and topics.