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AADB

American Association of Deaf Blind

ACCI

America Consortium of Certified Intepreters

ACET

Associate Continuing Education Tracking

ADA

Americans With Disabilities Act

AGBAD

Alexander Graham Bell Association for the Deaf

ALDA

Association of Late Deafened Adults

ASL

American Sign Language

ASLIA

Australian Sign Language Interpreters Association

ASLTA

American Sign Language Teachers Association

AVLIC

Association of Visual Language Interpreters of Canada

BDA

Black Deaf Advocates

CART

Communication Access Realtime Translation

CASE

Conceptually Accurate Signed English

CC

Certification Council

CDI

Certified Deaf Interpreter

CDI-P

Certified Deaf Interpreter - Provisional

CEASD

Conference for Executives and Administrators of Schools for the Deaf

CEU

Continuing Education Units

CI

Certificate of Interpreting

CIT

Conference of Interpreter Trainers

CMP

Certification Matainance Program

CODA

Child of a Deaf Adult

CPC

Code of Professional Conduct

CSC

Comprehensive Skills Certificate

CT

Certificate of Transliterating

DBC

Deaf Bilingual Coalition

DOE

Department of Education

DPN

Deaf President Now

DWU

Deaf Women United, Org.

EdITOR

Educational Interpreters and Transliterators

EFSLI

European Forum of Sign Language Interpreters

EHDI

Early Hearing Detection and Intervention

EIPA

Educational Interpreter Performance Assessment

EPC

Ethical Practices Committee

EPS

Ethical Practices System

ESSE

Education Sign Skill Evaluation (givien by the SEE2 people)

FAPE

Free and Appropriate Public Education

FCC

Federal Communications Commission

HLAA

Hearing Loss Association of America

HLSS

Hearing Loss Association of America aka SHHH

HVO

High Visual Orientation

IARC

Interpreter Application Review Committee

IC

Interpreting Certificate

IDC

Intertribal Deaf Council

IDEA

Individuals with Disabilities Education Act

IEP

Individualized Education Plan

IFSP

Individual Family Service Plan

ITP

Interpreter Training Program

LOVE

Linguistics of Visual English

LRE

Least Restrictive Environment

LSQ

La Langue de Signes Qubecoise

LTA

Local Test Administrators

MCE

Manually Coded English

MCSC

Masters Comprehensive Skills Certificate

MD

Multiple Disabilities

MLS

Minimal Language Skills

NAD

National Association of the Deaf

NADC

National Asian Deaf Congress

NAOBI

National Association of Black Interpreters

NBDA

National Black Deaf Advocates

NCLB

No Child Left Behind Act

NDRN

National Disability Rights Network

NERDA

Not Even Related to a Deaf Adult

NFSD

National Fraternal Society of the Deaf

NIC

National Interpreter Certification

NITC

National Interpreter Training Consortium

NMM

Non-Manual Markers

NTID

National Technical Institute for the Deaf

OIC

Oral Interpreting Certificate

OTC

Oral Transliteration Certificate

PDC

Professional Development Committee

PSE

Pidgin Signed English

QA

Quality Assurance

RID

Registry of Interpreters for the Deaf

RSA

Rehabilitation Services Administration

RSI

Repeative Strain Injury

SC:L

Special Certification: Legal

SE

Signed English

SEE1

Seeing Essential English

SEE2

Signing Exact English

SHHH

Self Help for Hard of Hearing aka HLAA

SIG

Special Interest Group

SL

Source Language

SODA

Sibiling of a Deaf Adult

SPP

Standard Practice Papers

SSP

Sighted Support Personnel

SSS

Sign Supported Speech

TC

Total Communication

TC

Transliteration Certificate

TDD/TTY

Telecommunication Device for the Deaf/Teletype machine

TL

Target Language

TRS

Telecommunication Relay Service

VIEWS

Newsletter received by RID members

VR

Vocational Rehabilitation (Voc Rehab)

VRI

Video Remote Interpreting

VRS

Video Relay Service

WASLI

World Association of Sign Language Interpreters

WFD

World Federation of the Deaf

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