About Us

...like a strong tree whose beauty is derived from the continuous renewal of its leaves, but whose strength comes from the old trunk, with solid roots in the ground.



The purpose of the IRID is to promote the interpreting profession and professionalism in interpreting for people who are Deaf, DeafBlind, Hard of Hearing and Hearing.

Our Mission

The Illinois Registry of Interpreters for the Deaf strives to advocate for best practices in interpreting, to sponsor professional development for practitioners, and to encourage the highest standards in the provision of interpreting services for diverse users of languages that are signed or spoken.

Diversity Statement

IRID is open to all individuals and organizations without regard to age, color, political belief, ability, hearing status, marital status, national or ethnic heritage, religion, race, gender identity and expression, sexual orientation, or veteran status.

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