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Massachusetts Registry of Interpreters for the Deaf

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MassRID recognizes the minority status of Deaf people and the long history of linguistic and cultural oppression they have endured. We therefore publicly proclaim our respect and support for Deaf people’s right to self determination and true communication access. (CIT, 1992).


It is the mission of MassRID to work together with the Deaf Community in meeting the interpreting needs of Massachusetts residents by enhancing the quality and availability of sign language interpreters.

What Does MassRID Do?

  • Provides donations to organizations/workshops/conferences
  • Provides an annual scholarship fund eligibility for Interpreters who are members
  • Maintains partnerships with MSAD, MCDHH, DBCC, Deaf Inc, MIG
  • Coordinates free workshops for members
  • Sponsors workshops and informs members of CEU opportunities
  • Sponsors events in the Deaf/Deafblind Community
  • Fundraises to give back to our Communities


  • Network with colleagues and members of the Community
  • Platform to share your ideas and opinions about state-wide decisions that will affect your profession
  • Voting privileges in MassRID and National RID Conferences (you are only allowed voting privileges at national meetings with an Affiliate Chapter voting memberhsip)
  • Opportunities to be involved allow for professional/leadership growth
  • Various CMP processing included in your membership
  • Attend or create interest group meetings
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