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Explore the Core Circles of National Deaf Interpreters.

Core Circles are safe spaces provided by the NDI as part of its mission to create

communities among certified Deaf interpreters/Deaf interpreters.


Lillian’s Circle


Lillian Garcia Peterkin (1961-2016) graduated from Northeastern University in 2001 with a Bachelor’s degree in ASL/English interpreting, making her one of the early leaders, if not the leader in the early days of the Deaf interpreting field. For over twenty years, she coordinated interpreting services in Massachusetts and Connecticut, and provided interpreter-related training & mentorship to other interpreters all over the country.

In memory of her and in recognition of her Puerto Rican roots, NDI has established Lillian’s Circle to provide space for BIPOC certified Deaf interpreters/Deaf interpreters.


LGBTQ+ Circle

Certified Deaf interpreters/Deaf interpreters who are LGBTQ+ are welcome to use the LGBTQ+ Circle.


Membership Directory

NDI maintains a listing of certified Deaf interpreters and Deaf interpreters.

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