Southern California Registry of Interpreters for the Deaf

SCRID is an affiliate chapter of the Registry of Interpreters for the Deaf (RID). It is the mission of Southern California Registry of Interpreters for the Deaf to provide local forums and an organizational structure for the continued growth and development of the professions of interpretation and transliteration of American Sign Language and English.

A collection of resources for the Deaf, hard-of-hearing, and DeafBlind communities, and those that live,

work, and ally with them, including interpreters, Support Service Providers, educators, parents,

and relatives. - RID, 2020


Talking Circle/Open Forum

When: 2nd Tuesday, Monthly

  01/11/22     02/08/22     03/08/22  
04/12/22 05/10/22 06/14/22
07/12/22 08/09/22 09/13/22
10/11/22 11/08/22 12/13/22

Time: 7:30pm-8:30pm PDT

Location:  Zoom Mtg.

Details: Continue our discussion, reflection, and unpacking of "-isms" within RID, SCRID, our profession, and ourselves.  All SCRID Members (and interested interpreters) are invited to join, meet and greet, and network with each other as well!  (Click on link above to register for this month's Meeting)

What to do After Graduation

When: Saturday, 09/24/2022

Time: 9:00am-12:00pm PDT

Location: Zoom 


Details: This workshop is offered to current interpreting students, and will discuss how to focus on next steps after graduation from an interpreter preparation program, will discuss the importance of networking and staying connected, and will focus on interpreting as a career where advancement opportunities have to be created. Presented by Arlene Narváez

Put your hand in it! A recipe for relevant progress in our profession

When: Saturday 10/22/22

Time: 9a-1p

Location:  Alondra Room, El Camino College

RID CEUs: 0.40  PS

Details: Discover personal moments of courageous leadership, and consider how your talents can be employed for the benefit of the profession and the communities we serve. Presented by Jonathan Webb. (To be recorded)

Credit:  Ryan Shen, Mt. SAC ITP Student


Credit: Keith Gamache JR, SCRID Deaf Member at Large

Board Meetings Open to All

SCRID holds regular open board meetings and we want to hear from you! During board meetings we set aside time that gives members the opportunity to raise discussion points on anything relevant to SCRID and our interpreting profession.

  • What questions do you have related to interpreting that would be beneficial to discuss as a community?
  • What would you like to see from SCRID that would raise its relevance to you and our local profession?

This is opportunity for members to get involved and create the relevant organization we all desire!

*** SCRID Board Meetings will switch to Quarterly Meetings (Aug ‘22, Nov ‘22; Feb ‘23, May ‘23) ***

[Watch for Times and Zoom Links above]

Catastrophic Need Fund

This fund was established under SCRID with the goal of supporting interpreters during difficult times.

Over the years, SCRID has seen several of our own interpreters come upon hard times. Some from accidents, some from illness, but all “catastrophic” financially. It is especially difficult for freelance interpreters, whether part-time or full-time, who typically do not receive sick pay or worker’s compensation benefits.

In order to address these unfortunate and unforeseeable situations and to be able to assist SCRID members in need in some small measure, SCRID has established a fund whereby interpreters in serious need may request and receive, as available, financial assistance.

Click here for more information about the Catastrophic Need Fund.

It is currently open for donation and application.

Current Board of Directors

President:  Stephanie Webb

Vice President: Kathy Goodson

Treasurer:  Marjorie Foster

Secretary:  Andréa Lust

Deaf Member-at-Large: Keith Gamache, Jr.

Diversity Member-at-Large: Vacant

Interpreter Deaf-Parented Member-at-Large: Paola Morales

SCRID is always in need of volunteers to serve on various committees for a few hours a month.

If you're interested, email


There are many benefits for SCRID members. To find more, and begin the membership application, click your Membership Level below:

Supporting Member     Student      Associate     Certified     Organizational


See our About Us page for information regarding new and existing committees to see how you can get involved!




*Note, SCRID does not endorse, support, promote, or filter organizational members.*



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