Massachusetts Registry of Interpreters for the Deaf


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  • Friday, May 20, 2022 5:17 PM | MassRID Secretary (Administrator)
    You are invited to the Interpreters Town Hall Meeting hosted by MCDHH/MassRID.

    When: Monday May 23, 2022 5:00 PM Eastern Time (US and Canada) 

    Register in advance for this meeting: 

    After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.

  • Thursday, May 19, 2022 2:23 PM | MassRID CMP Coordinator (Administrator)

    Massachusetts Medical Interpreter Training program, hosted by UMass Chan Medical School and Mass Health.  Two-day conference.  Registration here:

    CEUs are sponsored by MassRID.

  • Thursday, May 19, 2022 2:21 PM | MassRID CMP Coordinator (Administrator)

    Elections for new board, nominations for interim Regional Representatives.  See your email for details on how to register and how to make nominations.   

  • Friday, April 15, 2022 3:22 PM | MassRID Secretary (Administrator)

    The Region I Virtual Conference is coming up Wednesday, Aug 3rd - Friday, Aug 5th, 2022!  Please visit the conference website for more information about volunteering for the conference committee or submitting a presentation to be considered!

  • Monday, January 31, 2022 6:50 AM | MassRID CMP Coordinator (Administrator)
    This is clipped from an article explaining how Sociocracy works and why we need it.  You can read much more here at their website.

    Who decides?  How does it work?

    Everything that needs care in an organization is divided into domains. Each domain is taken care of by a group of people (called a ‘circle’).

    For example, a membership circle takes care of the membership domain, making decisions and policy about members and membership. A Website Circle makes all the decisions about the website domain. A Marketing Circle takes care of the marketing domain and makes all decisions and policy needed along the way. Makes sense, right? 

    Note that these circles actually have all the authority (and responsibility!) in their domain. The Website Circle doesn’t need to ask anyone for permission on their decisions on the website. There is no central power making decisions while the rest just carries out as they are told. That’s why we call this system decentralized or distributed authority. All we need to do is make a system so we can decide who decides and then many people can make many decisions in many different places.

  • Monday, January 17, 2022 2:36 PM | MassRID CMP Coordinator (Administrator)

    RID's Ethics Committee is beginning to redesign the grievance system and now is the time to help think it through and discuss.  

    Thursday 2/3 3pm eastern, register here:

    Thursday 2/3 8pm eastern, register here:

    Saturday, 2/5 noon, register here:

    Sunday, 2/6 4pm eastern, register here:

    You can see the flyer with the ASL version attached to the calendar event in EVENTS.

  • Saturday, January 15, 2022 1:14 PM | MassRID CMP Coordinator (Administrator)

    The Core Team and those who are in current circles (Governance, Professional Development, and Membership) are going to be doing a small-group study of the application of sociocracy.  We've purchased a course from Sociocracy For All, which includes some independent study and then coming together as a group once a month for 4 months in order to practice in a guided process.

    If YOU are interested in being in any circle or leadership position (open positions include Vice President and Treasurer, and the yet-to-be-formed Communication Access) you are welcome to apply to be a part of this training with us!  Contact Ami Slater at 

  • Wednesday, January 05, 2022 1:47 PM | MassRID CMP Coordinator (Administrator)

    Novin’s primary purpose is to support novice interpreters in the first few years of their career. We are pleased to announce that another cycle of the Bridge Program is just around the corner! We are starting our 5th cycle, and we'd like to thank the entire Novin Community for helping us to make this happen! Community support is what this organization is founded on -- thank you!

    For those of you who have yet to join a Bridge Program cycle, here is a brief synopsis:

    Whether you have 25 years of experience or two months, this program is for you! Traditional mentor-mentee programs imply a long-term, senior-junior relationship. Therefore, Novin | Boston is stepping away from the traditional mentor-mentee model to foster a more personalized learning opportunity. We strongly believe that everyone has something to offer one another no matter their experience level. If you're interested in more information about our approach to peer mentorship, click HERE for our FAQ page.

    If this opportunity sounds interesting, and you think you would be able to commit to a 6-week, self-led program (beginning on February 14th, 2022), please REGISTER HERE. We ask that you complete the sign-up by Friday, February 4th at 5:00 pm EST.We will be hosting a Zoom orientation/meet and greet for those who sign up for the program on February 9th at 7:00 pm EST.

    We look forward to this journey with all of you!

    Novin | Boston Leadership Team

    Novin website

  • Thursday, December 23, 2021 10:45 AM | MassRID CMP Coordinator (Administrator)

    Willie Ross School for the Deaf in Longmeadow serves the central and western regions of the state both as a K-12 school with multiple campuses and with outreach services in students' home districts.  They join the Massachusetts Association of the Deaf, Purple, and Sorenson as organizational members.  

    We appreciate your support and are happy to partner with you in our mission 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.

  • Monday, October 25, 2021 8:05 AM | MassRID CMP Coordinator (Administrator)

    Your region needs representation!

    Please consider finding a buddy and becoming a corepresetative.  We particularly encourage dyads of newer interpreters with experienced interpreters.

    What does the Rep do?  Primarily, they will host regional meetings in order to distribute current MassRID information and gather regional concerns and interests.  You decide on whether that will be in person, online, some of both, or hybrid.  Minimum 2 meetings per year.  Other duties available as interested.  Regions which are seeking staffing are below.  You can find out how the regions are defined on this map of the Regions

    Central Region

    Greater Boston Region

    Southeast and Cape Cod Region

    Northeast region

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