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Welcome to 

Wisconsin Registry of Interpreters for the Deaf logo

Wisconsin Registry of Interpreters for the Deaf (WisRID) is a non-profit organization, established in 1971 and is a subchapter of the Registry of Interpreters for the Deaf (RID).


We are committed to improving the profession of sign language interpreting so we can better serve individuals who are Deaf, Deaf-blind and Hard of Hearing in Wisconsin. 


WisRID collaborates with stakeholders, such as the Deaf community, interpreter training programs, and other CEU providers to foster education and skill development for sign language interpreters. 

We promote education, raise public awareness, and advocate for the D/deaf,  D/deaf-blind and hard of hearing communities. 



RID's first convention, in Wisconsin


The principle purposes of WisRID are to initiate, sponsor, promote, and execute policies and activities that will further the profession of interpretation of ASL and English and the transliteration of English in all modes.


WisRID envisions a state where professional sign language interpreters are recognized for their social value and professional standards including credentials of linguistic and ethical competence.

Thanks to Our Organizational Members 

Purple logo
Professional Interpreting Enterprise (PIE) logo
Collaborative Communications logo
Communication Link logo
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