It is the mission of PARID to provide state and local forums and an organizational structure for the continued growth and development of the profession of interpretation and transliteration of American Sign Language and English.
The philosophy of PARID is that excellence in the delivery of interpretation services among people who are Deaf/Hard of Hearing and people who are hearing will ensure effective communication. As an affiliate chapter of the professional association for interpreters and transliterators, PARID serves as an essential arena for its members in the pursuit of excellence.
It is the goal of PARID to promote the profession of interpreting and transliterating American Sign Language and English.
Pennsylvania Registry of Interpreters of the Deaf is an affiliate chapter of the Registry of Interpreters for the Deaf (RID). PARID was founded on August 23, 1986 at the Pennsylvania Society for the Advancement Deaf conference in York, PA, where the bylaws were approved and the first board of directors was elected. PARID does not have a charter or articles of incorporation that can be located. The full text of the current bylaws can be found under the Bylaws tab. The organization is currently comprised of 364 members spread across the eight districts.