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Professional Organizations

Professional Organizations, Interpreter Related Associations, Special Interest Groups, Additional Resources 


Adjacent Space

Adjacent Space is committed to advance public spaces into a more visual-tactile accessible and equitable place for Deaf, hard-of-hearing and Deafblind communities.

Center for Atypical Language Interpreting (CALI)

Northeastern University’s American Sign Language and Interpreting Education Program was awarded a U.S. Department of Education Rehabilitation Services Administration grant for $2.1 million to build on the successes of the Center for Atypical Language Interpreting (CALI). The project addresses the growing demand for interpreters with specialized skills to serve Deaf and DeafBlind persons with atypical language.

CODA Connections INC

CODA Connections, Inc. is a 501(c)3 non-profit established to serve Deaf families and Children Of Deaf Adults.  We strive to connect Deaf families and children to critical resources to ensure each family member reaches their full potential.

CODA International

Coda celebrates the unique heritage and multicultural identity of adult hearing individuals with Deaf parent(s).

Communities of Color Operating in Allyship (COCOA)

We are a Black, Indigenous, and People of Color (BIPOC) group that provides language, advocacy, and consulting services within the United States and internationally. Our language services use Language Justice as a framework for interpretation, document translation, and video/audio media file transcription in American Sign Language, Spanish, and English for educational, medical, legal, community/social services, conferences and more. 

Conference of Interpreter Trainers (CIT)

CIT is a professional organization dedicated to laying the educational foundations for interpreters to build bridges of understanding. While focused primarily on interpreters working between American Sign Language and English, we welcome educators who work with other languages, whether signed or spoken.

Council de Manos

The mission of Council de Manos is to end injustice. Our vision is for the people we serve to achieve self-fulfillment.

Deaf Network 

Largest Deaf Community Resources & Newsletter in Texas & surrounding states​

Discover Interpreting 

DI will be your platform for offering resources and insight to the profession of interpreting. You can find online articles from RID VIEWS, JOI, CATIE Center, Gallaudet University and much more.

The Diversity Academy For Interpreters

Mission: To provide a safe, nurturing community for interpreters to connect, learn, and grow.


KODAheart was created to respond to frequent requests from Deaf community members for more support and resources for hearing kids of deaf adults and their families. As individuals passionately involved in CODA, KODA, and Deaf community organizations and events, we aim to utilize our unique skills and backgrounds to develop and curate educational resources and activities.

National Alliance of Black Interpreters (NAOBI)

An alliance organization with the mission to promote excellence and empowerment among African-Americans/ Blacks in the profession of Sign Language interpreting in a multi-cultural/multi-lingual environment.

National Association of the Deaf (NAD)

​The mission of the National Association of the Deaf is to preserve, protect and promote the civil, human and linguistic rights of deaf and hard of hearing people in the United States of America.

National Association of Judiciary Interpreters & Translators (NAJIT)

A non-profit, professional association of interpreters and translators. Our members also include students of the profession, luminaries in the field, and government organizations. Promote the highest professional standards in interpreting and translating. We provide continuing education for professionals to grow their knowledge, refine their skills, and stay updated on innovations within the profession.

National Black Deaf Advocates (NBDA)

The Mission of the National Black Deaf Advocates is to promote the leadership development, economic and educational opportunities, social equality, and to safeguard the general health and welfare of Black deaf and hard of hearing people.

National Consortium of Interpreter Education Centers (NCIEC)

​The mission of the National Consortium of Interpreter Education Centers is to connect and collaborate with diverse stakeholders to create excellence in interpreting.

National Council on Interpreters in Healthcare

The National Council on Interpreting in Health Care is a multidisciplinary organization whose mission is to promote and enhance language access in health care in the United States.

National Deaf Center

The National Deaf Center’s mission is to close the substantial gaps in education and employment that exist for deaf people in the United States and its territories. We are a technical assistance and dissemination center.​

Mano a Mano

As an organization of trilingual (Spanish-English-ASL) interpreters that believes in high quality services for our Deaf and hearing stakeholders, it is the mission of Mano a Mano to provide an infrastructure for access to trilingual interpreting resources, support professional development for trilingual interpreters, educate the public about trilingual interpreting, and advocate for appropriate policies concerning the provision of trilingual interpretation.

Registry of Interpreters for the Deaf  (RID)

The Registry of Interpreters for the Deaf is a professional organization for interpreters who use signed and spoken languages.​

Registry of Interpreters for the Deaf: Region 1

Registry of Interpreters for the Deaf: Region 2

Registry of Interpreters for the Deaf: Region 3

Registry of Interpreters for the Deaf: Region 4

Registry of Interpreters for the Deaf: Region 5

Street Leverage 

At StreetLeverage, we are committed to the belief that it is often the most obvious and important realities that are the hardest to see and talk about. To that end, we endeavor to spotlight interpreters and industry stakeholders who courageously share their ideas and perspectives in an effort to rethink the way we understand, practice, and tell the story of the sign language interpreter.

World Association of Sign Language Interpreters (WASLI)

The aim of WASLI is to advance the profession of sign language interpreting worldwide.

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