The Registry of Interpreters for the Deaf (RID) plays a leading role in establishing a national standard of quality for interpreters and transliterators. As an affiliate chapter of RID, we at AKRID also: encourage growth of the profession, strive to educate the public about the vital role of interpreters and transliterators, and work to ensure equal opportunity and access for all individuals.
Who We Are
AKRID is a professional chapter organization for interpreters who use signed and spoken languages under RID. As members of RID, we commit to providing ethical, high-quality interpreting services for our clients; we also commit to our own continuous professional development. One focus of AKRID is to improve upon the interpreting community here in Alaska where we support indigenous and Native Alaskan culture and cultural sensitivity.
RID and AKRID understand the necessity of multicultural awareness and sensitivity. Therefore, as an organization, we are committed to diversity both within the organization and within the profession of sign language interpreting.