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General Resources

Need further information? Just can’t find what you’re looking for? Well, try some of these links. If you know of some that would be of interest to us, please drop us a line and let us know. We’ll review it and possibly add it.

Registry of Interpreters for the Deaf
National Interpreters Organization of which ARID is an affiliate chapter.

Region IV RID Affiliate Websites:

Member Section:


ADA Requirements: Effective Communication
ADA Law on effective communication

American Sign Language Teachers Association
A National Professional Organization of American Sign Language and Deaf Studies Teachers

Arkansas Association of the Deaf
Promotes the educational, economic, and social welfare of Arkansans who are deaf or hard of hearing…

Arkansas DeafBlind Community 

Advisory Board for Interpreters for the Deaf

Arkansas Rehabilitation Services
See Quality Assurance Screening Test at bottom of page. 

Association of Visual Language Interpreters of Canada (AVLIC)
A national professional association which represents its membership and advances the profession by promoting high standards within the profession.

Board for Evaluation of Interpreters Certification Program (BEI)

Center for the Assessment of Sign Language Interpretation

Classroom Interpreting and EIPA testing

Conference of Interpreter Trainers
The Conference of Interpreter Trainers is a professional association of interpreter educators…

Deaf United Organization

Discover Interpeting
The Discover Interpreting site provides an excellent overview of the interpreting profession and paths to becoming an interpreter.

The Diversity Academy

Educational Interpreter Toolkit
The Educational Interpreter Resources Toolkit, which has been prepared by the 2007 – 2009 Educational Interpreting Committee (EIC), serves as an excellent resource tool to assist educational interpreters in the work they do.

Gallaudet University
The world’s only liberal arts university for deaf and hard of hearing students.
A practical online sign language dictionary.

Journal of interpreting

Language First

License Law in Arkansas

Little Rock Association of the Deaf

Mental Health Interpreter Training Program

National Association for Interpreters in Education
The National Association of Interpreters in Education is an organization of interpreters who provide services to support the communication needs of deaf and hard of hearing students in educational settings. 

National Association of the Deaf
The oldest and largest organization representing people with disabilities in the United States

National Deaf Center

National Technical Institute for the Deaf
… to provide deaf students with outstanding state-of-the-art technical and professional education programs…

PEPNet 2.0
Providing outreach and technical assistance to postsecondary institutions with students who are deaf or hard of hearing

RID’s Standard Practice Papers


UALR Interpreter Education Program
Prepares interpreters and transliterators of American Sign Language (ASL) and English, oral interpreters and interpreters for persons who are deafblind.

World Association of Sign Language Interpreters (WASLI)
WASLI is committed to developing the profession of sign language interpreting worldwide.