Deaf Interpreter Training Online (DITO)

This training program will have a series of courses offered that Deaf Interpreters need to complete in order to take the Knowledge Exam and Performance Exam at RID and become certified.  Program participants will meet LIVE online two Sundays a month for 2.5 hours each and 3 hours of online work a month, all for a duration of 5 months.  The following topics will be covered:

  • Introduction to Interpreting (8 hours)
  • RID-NAD’s Code of Professional Conduct (8 hours)
  • Process of Interpreting (8 hours)
  • ASL Linguistics (8 hours)
  • Interpreting Practicum (8 hours)

Total: 40 hours


Past DITO Participant Testimonials:

“Deaf Interpreting Training Online (DITO) offers excellent opportunity and convenience. Because the training is held online, I was able to participate from home with my son.  Online training broadens my network. This is a place where you meet people you may have never met before. Because I am a self-motivator, self-discipline, and self-starter, this training fits me beautifully. DITO is the paramount option that does not require traveling, which is a huge benefit for many including myself. The courses were the most mind-blowing educational experience I’ve ever had.”
~Christina V-D.

~Jonathan P-D.

“DITO comes handy for a busy person who is always on the go, like myself.  I highly recommend DITO for the busy digital-age folks.”
~Libby L.