VRS/VRI Note on VRI, created by modesclass on 27/11/2013.
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VRI interpreting training would be the same training/ certification would be very similar to any other interpreting job. Although you may need to be training ont e computer system you would use to interpret the job.

Video Remote InterpretingWhen in-person, on-site interpreting services are not immediately available, technology now provides for an interim solution in the form of off-site interpreting services, called Video Remote Interpreting (VRI).  VRI uses videoconferencing technology, equipment, and a high speed Internet connection with sufficient bandwidth to provide the services of a qualified interpreter, usually located at a call center, to people at a different location. VRI is currently being used in a wide variety of settings including hospitals, physicians’ offices, mental health care settings, police stations, schools, financial institutions, and workplaces.  Entities may contract for VRI services to be provided by appointment or to be available “on demand” 24 hours a day, seven days per week.  As such, there are significant possibilities for the use of VRI technology and services.  While there are many benefits to using VRI services, there are limits to the effectiveness of VRI in some settings including but not limited to medical, legal, and court situations.  In such settings, the NAD strongly believes that VRI services should be provided only if on-site interpreter services are unavailable. http://www.nad.org/issues/technology/vri

Population:-This is used for communication between a signing and non-signing. -The only problem with this is you need internet to connect.-VRI is a good resource to have if you cannot get a interpreter, it is good for a hospital if someone is having an emergency, or if it is an everyday meeting that does not last long.


To bridge the communication gap between the Deaf and Hearing cultureswww.vrsii.com/www.sorensonvrs.com › What is SVRS?‎ .



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