NAOBI is a non-profit organization that aims to promote excellence and empowerment among African Americans/Blacks in the profession of sign language interpreting in the context of a multi-cultural, multi-lingual environment. NAOBI is the only organization with the specific scope of increasing the talent pool of skilled African American/Black interpreters. NAOBI has an affiliate NYC Chapter. Members have the opportunity to network with other interpreters who share your cultural background, to gain a broader knowledge of the interpreting profession through newsletters, workshops and seminars, conferences, the Internet, and personal interaction with those who share your same zeal for the profession. NAOBI has common goals with many other interpreter and Deaf-related organizations including Conference of Interpreter Trainers (CIT), National Black Deaf Advocates (NBDA), National Association of the Deaf (NAD), Registry of Interpreters for the Deaf (RED), American Sign Language Teachers Association(ASLTA), American College Educators-Deaf and Hard of Hearing (ACEDHH), Mano-a-Mano, and a host of others.
NAOBI, Inc. (Membership)
Post Office Box 3189
Catonsville, MD 21228
- For Questions
- Kathleen Taylor Eastern Regional Representative