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)
SEE YOU SOON!
Meet our 2022-2024 ORID Board
See yourself here! We'd love you to join us on the board or a committee!
Sarah Comerford is wearing a gray blazer over a burgundy shirt, is facing the camera smiling, wearing red lipstick and snake earrings, and has short brown hair.
Jordan Kenny is facing the camera smiling, wearing a burgundy turtleneck under a gray sport coat, and has short brown hair, a beard and mustache.
Mish Ktejik is facing the camera smiling with short red hair and is wearing a gray top, with long diamond shaped earrings.
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.
Sarah Armstrong is facing the camera smiling, wearing glasses and a grey shirt, and has light brown hair that is down.
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.
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.