Remote Interpreting Services

Video remote interpreting (VRI) is a fee-based service that delivers interpreting services, often on demand, through a web-based platform on a computer, laptop, tablet, or smartphone.

VRI can be used effectively to:

  • fulfill last-minute, urgent requests for an interpreter;

  • offer interpreting in the absence of in-person interpreters, especially in rural areas;

  • provide interpreters with specific skill sets (e.g., deaf interpreters, trilingual interpreters); or

  • meet a deaf person’s communication preferences.