Video Remote Interpreting

VRI: Real-time, convenient, and affordable American Sign Language (ASL) interpreting services using web-based video technology.

Video Remote Interpreting

Within minutes, DSU can provide access to the most qualified, certified, and specialized interpreters.

Preparing For VRI Services

VRI expands your local area, allowing communication access to still take place when interpreters within commuting distance of your location are unavailable.

Imagine being able to access a qualified interpreter from anywhere! With VRI, the interpreter facilitates communication remotely using web-based video technology. VRI can be used in a variety of settings, whether the hearing and Deaf participants are together in one location or also meeting remotely.

If last-minute schedule changes, interpreter cancellations, or lack of on-site resources are making it difficult to accommodate Deaf and hard of hearing individuals, your partners at DSU can help!


What is VRI?

Video Remote Interpreting

Watch this short video to learn how it works in a multitude of settings and what to consider when arranging VRI services for your conversations!

Benefits of VRI

  • Time Savings

    VRI can be set up in a matter of minutes and provides communication access through a nationally certified interpreter even with little or no advanced notice.

  • Cost Effectiveness

    The use of VRI eliminates travel time and mileage costs, downtime between assignments, and hourly minimums, making the provision of interpreting services more budget friendly.

  • Guaranteed Match of Experience & Expertise

    Interpreters who provide VRI services are nationally certified, hold licensures and credentials mandated by the state, and have expertise in the precise situation or topic.

You most likely already own the basic equipment necessary to connect to VRI.

You simply need a laptop and a high-speed internet connection. VRI is as easy as launching a web browser. Here is a look at what Video Remote Interpreting (VRI) can provide for your organization:

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    Simple and fast online scheduling

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    Real-time interpreting services

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    Access to a qualified interpreter with just two clicks

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    Deaf individual can log on when communication is needed & log off when it’s not

We’re making conversations happen.

Scheduling a video remote interpreter through DSU is as simple as a phone call or click of the mouse.