History

Missouri Registry of Interpreters for the Deaf, also known as MO-RID was founded on May 6, 2010.  This followed a year of deaf-hearing pairs across the state hosting town hall meetings, garnering support from stakeholders, and recommending that the Show-Me State was indeed ready for a statewide affiliate chapter of the Registry of Interpreters for the Deaf (RID).  Our founding marked our achievement as the final chapter needed to complete RID’s reach in all 50 states.  It also marked the first statewide interpreters organization in the Missouri’s history.  MO-RID thanks our colleagues from the former St. Louis Chapter of RID who helped make this possible.

Vision Statement

MO-RID is a statewide collaborative organization promoting positive and professional interpreter development and standards.

  • We welcome individuals and organizations from all communities and professional venues.
  • We provide a forum to discuss shared interests and emerging trends.
  • We encourage and support the development of future leaders for the continued advancement of our profession.
  • We seek opportunities to network with our colleagues and those with shared interests.
  • We encourage active involvement within the organization and community.
  • We seek to expand the horizons of all members through collaboration.
  • We foster emerging professionals within the field of interpreting.
  • We promote lifelong professional development.
  • We support our colleagues and consumers.
  • We address and pursue state and national legislative concerns.