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 the Southern California Registry of Interpreters for the Deaf to promote best practices, equity, and representation within the profession of Sign Language Interpreting; provide professional development and education for current and future practitioners; serve as a forum for ongoing assessment of and response to community needs; and, advocate to the public for the highest standards in the provision of interpreting services for users of both sign languages and spoken languages.

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Join with SCRID in supporting our membership by donating to cover the costs of a member catastrophically affected by COVID-19. Member dues for certified members are $35.

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Gary Sanderson Scholarship

Gary Sanderson was an interpreter, workshop presenter, RID representative, and active SCRID member who was a leader for the local interpreting community.  

In memory of him, and to honor his legacy, the Lou Fant Memorial Fund Committee established a scholarship to be awarded a deserving interpreter. The intent of this scholarship is to assist the recipient in paying for the national certification process (written or performance).


Lou Fant Memorial Fund

The Lou Fant Memorial Fund Committee was established in honor of the beloved and renowned Lou Fant, interpreter, educator, mentor, author, and actor.

This committee was charged with creating an opportunity to acknowledge the accomplishments of two worthy local individuals: one exceptional interpreter and one Deaf community member who has been of significant support to the interpreting community. From this committee the Lou Fant Distinguished Service Awards were developed. Several interpreters and Deaf community members have been recipients of the awards to date. This fund is intended to continue the support of this awards process in recognizing deserving individuals.

SCRID Member Catastrophic Need Fund

When disaster strikes, where one is unable to work for some period of time due to accident, illness, or some other serious catastrophe, it can be very difficult to make ends meet and pay bills. Over time, several local interpreters have experienced serious financial set backs, and needed assistance. SCRID wants to be able provide financial assistance to its members who might be experiencing some catastrophic need, and this fund will be used for that purpose.

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