What is a CDI and when would we need one?

A CDI is a Certified Deaf Interpreter. A Certified Deaf Interpreter is an individual who is deaf or hard of hearing and is certified by the Registry of Interpreters for the Deaf as an interpreter. A Certified Deaf Interpreter may be needed when the communication mode of a deaf consumer is so unique that is cannot be adequately accessed by interpreters who are hearing. For more information, visit the RID Standard Practice Papers: Use of a Certified Deaf Interpreter.