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About MRID

The Minnesota Registry of Interpreters for the Deaf (MRID) is a non-profit organization of professional interpreters, consumers, and interested persons.  The organization was established and incorporated in 1971 with the support and encouragement of the Minnesota Association of Deaf Citizens (MADC).

MRID is a state affiliate chapter of the national organization, the Registry of Interpreters for the Deaf (RID).  As the professional association for sign language interpreters in the state of Minnesota, it is our goal to provide a structure for the continued growth and development of the professions of interpretation of American Sign Language and transliteration of English. 

Read more about being an affiliate chapter on RID's website.


Mission Statement
"It is the mission of the Minnesota Registry of Interpreters for the Deaf (MRID) to provide state and local forums and an organizational structure for the continued growth and development of the professions of interpretation and transliteration of American Sign Language and English."


Philosophy Statement
"The philosophy of the Minnesota Registry of Interpreters for the Deaf (MRID) is that excellence in the delivery of interpretation/transliteration services among people who are Deaf and Hard of Hearing, and people who are Hearing will ensure effective communication.  As the professional association for interpreters and transliterators, MRID serves as an essential arena for its members in their pursuits of excellence."


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