What is Virtual/Remote Video Interpreting?
Video Remote Interpreting (VRI) uses the same web-based technology that allows virtual meetings, with the addition of an experienced sign language interpreter participating from a remote location. The hearing and deaf participants can be together in the same room or they can each log in remotely — in either case, they just need a webcam and high-speed internet access.
Our interpreters are equipped with webcams, software and headsets that enable them to see and be seen by all parties. They listen intently and accurately interpret both spoken word and sign language back and forth so everybody is included and understood. The service is available on demand, allowing real-time conversation between all participants in one-on-one appointments, training events, team meetings and more.
What to expect with Video Remote Interpreting (VRI)
VRI uses virtual meeting platforms such as Zoom or WebEx, in conjunction with an experienced sing language interpreter. The hearing and Deaf participants can be together at the same location or they can log in remotely from different locations—in either case, they just need a webcam and high-speed internet access.
Our interpreters are equipped with webcams, software and headsets that enable them to see and be seen by all parties. They listen intently and accurately interpret both spoken word and sign language back and forth so everyone is included and understood.
VRI services from Archive are:
- Cost-effective, with no fee for last minute requests
- ADA and HIPAA compliant
- Ideal for a remote workforce and virtual/hybrid events
- Accessible in locations where onsite ASL interpreters are not available
- Compatible with your existing video conferencing software
- No software? No problem. You can use ours!
When should I use Video Remote Interpreting?
VRI makes real-time conversation between hearing and Deaf or hard-of-hearing individuals possible anywhere, any time. VRI services from Archive Captioning and Interpreting meet the ADA definition of “reasonable accommodation.”
VRI is a convenient, cost-effective solution for a variety of applications, including:
- Corporate meetings
- Virtual eventsRemote workers
- Human Resources
- Medical appointments
- Hospitals (until the onsite interpreter arrives)
- Educational settings
Our VRI services work great with:
There are no minimum usage requirements, no long term contracts, no set up fees.