Interpreting Links

Interpreting Links

The following websites provide useful information, opportunities to connect with other interpreters in your area and information about upcoming workshops, conferences and events.

Professional organizations

State RID Affiliate Chapters

Interpreting for consumers who are DeafBlind

Multicultural Organizations


The Mentoring Toolkit 

Other resources

Professional Development Plan

National Interpreter Education Center

The National Interpreter Education Center at Northeastern University serves as the primary point of coordination and collaboration for the National Consortium of Interpreter Education Centers. In this role, the National Consortium will establish a national framework and direction for improving and expanding interpreter education opportunities across the country.

Specific charges for the NIEC include the conducting of a national needs assessment, and establishing linkages and partnerships among the five regions to better leverage existing resources, reduce duplication of effort, facilitate information sharing and improve overall quality and consistency of interpreter education services. The NIEC will also play a lead role in identifying and promoting effective practices across and within the five regions, and instituting methods to evaluate the impact and effectiveness of projects and activities funded under this effort. For more, visit

National Multicultural Interpreting Project

Videotapes and curriculum for enhancing interpreter competencies for working with culturally and linuistically diverse communities. We strongly encourage the integration of this curriculum into interpreter education programs.

Learn more about the NMIP curriculum at:

The materials are accessible through the National Clearinghouse for Rehabilitation Training Materials, but you need to search the NCRTM site (either by clicking on the Digital Library or using the site search) using the keyword "NMIP." Here is a link to the NCRTM site:

Resource Guide November 2004

The Resource Guide is a rich source of information and instructions for workshop planning and locating the many resources for interpreter skill development in our region.

Last Revised November 17, 2004.

For more resources on workshop planning, click here to link to How to Coordinate and Host a Successful Workshop or How Not to Get Lost in the Details developed by Julie Simon, Region X Interpreter Education Center, Western Oregon University, 2003.

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Technical vocabulary dictionary

Signs for biology, countries, geography, governement, math, physics, U.S. history and auto mechanics