Organizations and links that may be of benefit:

The National Association of the Deaf (NAD) is the nation’s premier civil rights organization of, by and for deaf and hard of hearing individuals in the United States of America.

RID is a national membership organization representing the professionals who facilitate communication between people who are deaf or hard of hearing and people who hear

U.S. Department of Justice, ADA Home Page – Information and Technical assistance on the Americans with Disability Act

Department of Health and Human Services: Your rights under Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act; What is Sections 504? Who is protected by discrimination? Prohibited discriminatory acts in health care and human services setting.

The mission of the Central Florida Disability Chamber of Commerce is to provide information and education on business creation and growth, specifically designed for the needs of people with disabilities

U.S. Department of Justice: ADA Business BRIEF: Communication with people who are deaf and hard of hearing in hospital settings

U.S. Department of Justice: The ADA and City governments explain the common problems, results, and requirements: Issue – Effective Communication

U.S. Department of Justice: Model policy for law enforcement on communication with people who are deaf and hard-of-hearing

Frequently Asked Questions about Filing an ADA Complaint with the U.S. Department of Justice

This guide provides an overview of Federal civil rights laws that ensure equal opportunity for people with disabilities. To find out more about how these laws may apply to you, contact the agencies and organizations listed below.

RID (Registry of Interpreters for the Deaf): what the ADA law defines as a “qualified interpreter”

RID (Registry of Interpreters for the Deaf): The practice of interpreting: interpreters make communication possible; more fluency; all types of sign language

RID (Registry of Interpreters for the Deaf) resources for hiring an interpreter

FRID (Florida Registry of Interpreters for the Deaf) offers guidelines for the use of its’ screened apprentices of interpreting.

FRID works collaboratively with organizations in Florida to improve the professional lives of interpreters and to improve the quality and accessibility of interpreting services for the deaf and hard-of-hearing individuals living in Florida.

RID, along with the National Association of the Deaf (NAD), co-authored the ethical code of conduct for interpreter

RID’s Standard Practice Papers (SPPs) articulate the consensus of the membership in outlining standard practices and positions on various interpreting roles and issues.

Your gateway to the Deaf community: DeafChat, DeafNotes, DeafNews, DeafStore, DeafPeople, DeafConf

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.

CIT is a professional organization dedicated to laying the educational foundations for interpreters to build bridges of understanding.

Mission: Provide clear and concise health education in American Sign Language to promote the overall wellness of the Deaf & Hard of Hearing community.

DeafNation, Inc. is the international leader in video content, news coverage, social networking and special events for the greater deaf and hard-of-hearing community

Holders of this certification are interpreters who are deaf or hard-of-hearing, and who have completed at least eight hours of training on the NAD-RID Code of Professional Conduct; eight hours of training on the role and function of an interpreter who is deaf or hard-of-hearing; and have passed both a knowledge and a performance exam.

Street Leverage endeavors to spotlight interpreters and industry stakeholders.

Signing Savvy is a sign language dictionary containing several thousand high resolution videos of ASL signs, finger-spelled words and other common signs used within the United States and Canada.

Deaf Interpreter Institute is a learning, sharing and networking site for Deaf Interpreters (DI),  Interpreters who work with DIs, DI educators & mentors, interpreting education program faculty and administrators, and people who uses the services of DIs.

NCEIC is a way to maximize expertise, leadership, and fiscal resources toward the shared goal of enhancing sign language interpreting education.

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