Kentucky Board of Interpreters for the Deaf
This website allows consumers to verify your interpreter has a valid Kentucky license. Check the box Board of Interpreters for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing, and type the interpreters name in the boxes below.
NAD Questions and Answers for Health Care Providers
Published by the National Association for the Deaf
Registry of Interpreters for the Deaf
The Registry of Interpreters for the Deaf, Inc. (RID), a national membership organization, plays a leading role in advocating for excellence in the delivery of interpretation and transliteration services between people who use sign language and people who use spoken language. In collaboration with the Deaf community, RID supports our members and encourages the growth of the profession through the establishment of a national standard for qualified sign language interpreters and transliterators, ongoing professional development and adherence to a code of professional conduct.
Registry of Interpreters for the Deaf Standard Practice Papers
RID’s Standard Practice Papers (SPPs) articulate the consensus of the membership in outlining standard practices and positions on various interpreting roles and issues.
RID Code of Professional Conduct
Registry of Interpreters for the Deaf (RID), along with the National Association of the Deaf (NAD), co-authored the ethical code of conduct for interpreters. Both organizations uphold high standards of professionalism and ethical conduct for interpreters.
Kentucky Commission for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing
The KCDHH acts as an advocate for deaf and hard of hearing persons on legislative issues as well as a consultant to the governor, General Assembly and various state and local governmental agencies concerning policies and programs that pertain to people with hearing loss. KCDHH provides information, referral and advocacy services, and an interpreter referral service for state agencies. KCDHH produces the Kentucky DeaFestival and the following materials: Directory of Services, Communicator, and brochures on topics of interest to deaf and hard of hearing persons and their families. KCDHH maintains a library of books, periodicals, DVDs, videotapes and CDs, etc. which are available for research and general information. The Telecommunications Access Program (TAP), with devices such as TDDs, amplified phones and CapTel, is available for eligible deaf and hard of hearing Kentuckians.
Centerstone provides behavioral health and development services to Bullitt, Henry, Jefferson, Oldham, Shelby, Spencer, and Trimble Counties. To contact Deaf and Hard of Hearing services, email them here.