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.

September 07, 2019

Summer Picnic - Sponsored by ORID

This 'aint your granny's kind of picnic, hunny!
We have reserved the:
Elephant House Picnic Shelter in Washington Park
1668-1818 SW Sherwood Blvd, Portland, OR 97205

- Interpreters + Families Welcome!
- Playground for children
- Lawn Games for us big kids
- 50/50 Raffle & Door Prizes
- Food Provided
- Wheelchair/Scooter accessible by paved walkways
- B.Y.O.B..... yes, even adult bevy's! <---- That's what we were all wanting to know!
- Insert any other reason you need to just be there!

If you aren't already a member of ORID, click here to join and become a member today! ------> https://www.orid.org/shop

June 20, 2019

ORID will pursue professional licensure for ASL interpreters

At our Quarterly Membership Meeting ORID members voted unanimously in support of ORID pursuing the establishment of professional licensure for signed language interpreters in Oregon! We look forward to engaging with all of you as we move forward!

ORID is partnering with OAD to develop the language for this licensure bill to be completed before August 15th.  Please contact pres@orid.org if you want to be involved in the legislative advisory committee.

June 02, 2019

ORID Board Meeting Minutes Are Available

ORID minutes from community meetings and board meetings are available as updated on the ORID website.  To catch up on past minutes, click here.

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Meet our 2019-2020 ORID Board 

See yourself here! We'd love you to join us on the board or a committee!

President
Jolleen Hudson
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Vice President
Saamanta Serna
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Treasurer
Maggie Harris
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Secretary
Rebekah Cheeley
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Member At Large 1
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Member At Large 2
Laurielle Aviles
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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!

WOrkshops

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! 

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