The Pennsylvania Registry of Interpreters for the Deaf



RID Region I Conference
July 13-16, 2016

Pittsburgh, PA

As you may have heard, RID has announced a moratorium on credentialing. 

The deadline to apply for performance exams is October 1, 2015.

 The deadline to take the performance exam
January 1, 2016

For more information,
please visit the 
RID website at

For information and questions about how this will affect interpreters in the state of Pennsylvania, please contact the Office for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing (ODHH) via email 
or phone 717-783-4912.

Summer 2015 Newsletter

*We need your articles and other submissions 
for upcoming newsletters! 

Deadlines are February 28, May 31,
August 31, and November 30. 

Please send them to our Newsletter Editor,
Laurel Sowards at

Summer 2015 Newsletter

*We need your articles and other submissions
for upcoming newsletters! 

Deadlines are February 28, May 31,
August 31, and November 30.

Please send your submissions to our Newsletter Editor, Laurel Sowards, at


Welcome to our New District Representatives!

District 3 - Ashley Bennett
District 4 - Kierstin Muroski
District 5 - Jasper Fair
District 6 - Tess Fosse
District 7 - Brian McHale

Complete PARID Board Contact Information


This honor was established as a way to show our great appreciation for the amazing dedication that Ruth Saunders showed throughout her career as interpreter, advocating for both the Deaf community and for the sign language interpreting profession. In this way, not only do we honor Ruth Saunders' immeasurable impact on our lives as interpreters, but we can shine the light on the amazing work that is still being done by your very own peers today.

2015 is the first year that nominations are open for this distinguished honor! It is our hope that interpreters across the commonwealth of Pennsylvania will consider their colleagues, mentors and heroes in the field and submit the names of those that rise to a level of excellent service. The winner of this award will be announced at the 2016 PARID annual meeting.


-Nominee must be a certified PARID member in good standing for the past 5 years.

-Nominee may NOT be a current member of either the PARID Board of Directors or the Scholarships & Awards Committee.

-A completed application including the details of the nominee's background, experience and reason he/she deserves the award must be submitted.

-At least 10 PARID voting members' signature must accompany the application.

The deadline for submission of the above mentioned items is NOVEMBER 30, 2015! Send your submission via email to or via post to PARID Board, Ruth Saunders Award, 1784 East Third Street, PMB#110, Williamsport, PA 17701.

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