In what settings can Video Remote Interpreting (VRI) be used?
Video remote interpreting (VRI) is a video telecommunication service that uses devices such as web cameras or videophones to provide sign language or spoken language interpreting services. This is done through a remote or offsite interpreter, in order to communicate with persons with whom there is a communication barrier. It is similar to a slightly different technology called video relay service, where the parties are each located in different places. VRI is a type of telecommunications relay service (TRS) that is not regulated by the FCC. (Cited from http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Video_remote_interpreting)
Friends Interpreting Services is now offering video remote interpreting (VRI). VRI is a on demand service that we provide our clients that allows you to connect to our trusted professional interpreters through a video session. Friends Interpreting Services’ VRI platform does not require any equipment to be purchased or software to download.
Video Remote Interpreting (VRI) is the newest and most advanced technology using a sign language interpreter.
Using VRI is the preferred interpreting method in the following settings:
- Legal or Court
Advantages of Video Remote Interpreting (VRI)
- Save money and time
- 100% effective of communication
- Fast and Easy to use
- 100% Certified interpreters
- Cost Effective and save money!
- No travel charge
- Pay for the time 15 minutes increment used rather than 2 hours minimum
What you need:
- Computer Device (PC or MAC) with Webcam
- High Speed (ISP (Internet provider)
- PIN (Password to network and computer)