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Interpreter Referral Agencies

(if you would like to be listed here please contact info@mrid.org)

All Hands Interpreting Service

ASL Interpreting Services

Keystone Interpreting Solutions

Middle English


Interpreter Education Programs

St. Catherine University

Saint Paul College

Moorhead University

North Central University



National Organizations

Registry of Interpreters for the Deaf

RID was founded in 1964, this is the national association dedicated to the professional development of interpreters and transliterators.  MRID is an affiliate chapter of this organization.  

RID Region III Chapters

Illinois

Indiana

Kentucky

Michigan

Ohio

Wisconsin


National Association of the Deaf

Founded in 1880, this is the oldest and largest national organization representing the accessibility and civil rights of 28 million deaf and hard of hearing Americans


NAOBI

NAOBI is the only national organization that supports sign language interpreters from the African diaspora. As such, we recognize that we stand at an important crossroads. We do not stand alone. The fact that many cultures meet and converge here is what makes our existence so important.

 



Local Organizations

CATIE Center

This is the Collaboration for the Advancement of Teaching Interpreter Excellence through the provision of tools, resources, targeted funding, collecting data and supporting networking.


Commission of the Deaf, DeafBlind, and Hard of Hearing Minnesotans

MNCDHH advocates for equal opportunity for and with the 20% of Minnesotans who are deaf, deafblind and hard of hearing.

Deaf and Hard of Hearing Services Division 

DHHSD provides information, resources and empowerment opportunities to assist Minnesotans who are deaf, deafblind and hard of hearing and their family to effectively access service in their communities.

Minnesota Association for Deaf Citizens

MADC's vision: Advance and ensure the quality of life for Deaf Minnesotans.
Mission: Preserve, protect and promote American Sign Language and political, educational, economic and social equality for Deaf Minnesotans.

VSA Minnesota (calendar of events) 

The State Organization on Arts & Disability.  As part of its mission to “create a community where people with disabilities can learn through, participate in and access the arts,” VSA Minnesota offers: 

  • a statewide Accessible Arts Calendar that includes ASL-interpreted arts events, 
  • grants for metro nonprofits that could result in more ASL-interpreted events, 
  • accessibility assistance such as a Guide to Theatrical Interpreting, and more.


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