Our Affiliation with RID
Hawaii Registry of Interpreters for the Deaf (HRID) is an affiliate chapter of the national Registry of Interpreters for the Deaf.
From the RID National Website:
"Affiliate chapters are a crucial elements in RID's overall structure as the help the national office extend our reach in the interpreting profession. RID has chapters in all but two of the fifty states, with representation in both Puerto Rico and the District of Columbia. In addition, many states also have local chapters of RID. For more information regarding state or local chapters, please visit their websites. The benefits of being affiliated with RID include a support system comprised of national committees, staff, and other affiliate chapter leaders; resources including a comprehensive affiliate chapter handbook, mentoring grants, and membership information and access to non-profit status through RID's group exemption."Who We Are
HRID is an organization just as diverse and colorful as the Islands themselves! We strive to support our community and our interpreters through communication, education, and cultural competency, taking in the expertise of our members and national resources.