Request to the R.I.D to ACCEPT the ESSE:I/R
The Registry of Interpreters for the Deaf, as a professional organization, adheres to a code of conduct that includes respect for the consumer and the consumer’s language preference and rendering the message accordingly. In its effort to promote high standards, however, the RID has moved to a skills evaluation that focuses on American Sign Language. This means that deaf individuals, whether adults or students, who use Signing Exact English and request an interpreter in that modality may be denied an interpreter skilled in SEE. We hereby request that the RID provide a means of certification in SEE, by accepting the Educational Sign Skills Evaluation:Interpreting/Receptive.