Mission Statement

LIRID's mission is to work together with the Deaf Community to meet the interpreting needs of Long Island residents by providing local forums, peer and professional support and organizational structure for the continued development and growth for the profession.

Long Island Registry of Interpreters for the Deaf


LIRID is an affiliate chapter of the Registry of Interpreters for the Deaf, Inc (RID). We are a membership driven, non-profit, professional organization. Our membership is comprised of sign language interpreters who live and work on Long Island and surrounding areas.  Members strive to serve both the hearing and the Deaf comunitites and function in accordance with the goals of RID Inc.

LIRID received the 2016 Be The Change award at the Region 1 Conference. We are thankful for the recognition of our work to better our communities.