Video Remote Interpreting (VRI)
SignOn has been a leading provider of Video Remote Interpreting (VRI) services since 2002. VRI uses an internet video connection to access sign language interpreting services without an in-person interpreter on site. Video Interpreting can be used in a variety of situations, and is often a simple solution for communication access. It is important to note that video interpreting is not appropriate for all settings, and should be carefully considered prior to use. Examples of possible VRI settings are:
- Staff meetings – Ongoing, short-duration meetings
- Medical – Routine medical appointments
- Employment – Interviews, training sessions
- Education – Ongoing classes, tutoring sessions
- Legal – Attorney – client meetings, high-security environments
- Government – Federal, state and local
- Social Services – Case worker meetings, job coaching
Instead of having an interpreter physically present with the deaf and hearing parties, the interpreter is located at SignOn’s offices and facilitates communication remotely. Use your existing video conferencing equipment, or simply connect a laptop and webcam. Interpretation must be arranged in advance.
You can find more info about VRI on the FAQs page.