Oregon DIs

Welcome to

Oregon Registry of

Interpreters for the Deaf

ORID is a community of volunteers striving to promote the socialization and professionalism of our interpreting community. Collectively, we empower local interpreters to continually advance our community, the profession, and its standards through a collaborative approach prioritizing diversity, equity, and inclusion. As an affiliate chapter of RID, we represent Oregon and Southwest Washington’s interpreters at the national level by initiating leadership at the local level.

Please join ORID in improving the interpreting community of Oregon by becoming a member, and actively participating in setting the organization’s agenda.

Recent News/upcoming events

Community members, welcome to the ORID website.  It may have been a while since you have heard from us, but the ORID board is hard at work behind the scenes.  The past 2 years have been tough, especially for the Deaf/ASL community to be able to get together.  We are cleaning up the calendar, out with the old as they say, and we are updating with new in-person events! Our board meeting will be on Zoom only this first go, we are thinking of a hybrid in-person/zoom meeting for the future.  We are excited to see you all, whether that be out and about, at an event, or at a board meeting.  Look below for flyers announcing upcoming events in the community and attend the upcoming board meeting if you can on Dec 3 2022.  The registration link for that meeting is (https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZ0sf-iorD4uHtfWkali2tCmit8pKK204Yic)


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Meet our 2022-2024 ORID Board 
See yourself here! We'd love you to join us on the board or a committee!


Jennifer Miller is facing the camera smiling, wearing a blue shirt with a black cover up over it, hair is highlighted blonde and pulled back.

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Member at Large 1
Member at Large 1

Sarah Armstrong is facing the camera smiling, wearing glasses and a grey shirt, and has light brown hair that is down.

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Member at Large 2
Member at Large 2

Andrew Weaver is facing the camera smiling, is wearing glasses and a black button up shirt, and has a beard, mustache, and short brown hair.

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ORID is working on educating the public about how to work with interpreters and how to best provide access to members of the Deaf community. Check out our member-driven priorities for 2019- 2020 here!

Once a month, ORID hosts get-togethers with interpreters in Portland, Salem, and Eugene. Not in those areas? Contact us to start one up in your area! We hope to see you there!


ORID hosts and partners with other organizations to host workshops on a wide range of topics. We plan workshops around the state so they are available to interpreters throughout Oregon and provide information about virtual on-demand options for professional development.

ORID is a fully volunteer-run organization. We have far more dreams and motivation than we can do with the few wonderful folks who are working now. Check out our committees page to see how your time, skills, and interests can best support the interpreting profession in Oregon!

We have sought to make this site accessible in terms of screen readers and more, but we are definitely still learning. If there is something we can change to make it more accessible, please let us know at vp@orid.org, and thank you for your patiences with our learning curve!