What Does LPTA (lowest price technically acceptable) Mean to Your Deaf Employee?
We all feel good when we get a “deal”. There is a pleasant rush of exhilaration we see that coat or pair of shoes we’ve been wanting has suddenly gone on clearance and behold, they have our size!
The truth is, there are many goods and services that it is wonderful to receive a discount on and oftentimes, saving money can truly make our day.
But there are certain things you should be aware of when they are offered up at a price that seems overly low or simply too good to be true. For example, it is probably a good idea to steer clear of the “discount tattoo shop”.
Another time when it’s generally wise to avoid the lowest price is when it comes to Interpreters.
The old saying of “you get what you pay for” becomes especially true when you go with the LPTA (lowest price technically acceptable).
When you make it about “cheap” what you are likely to end up with is an interpreter who is at least underqualified and at worst, not qualified at all which does more harm than anything
Oftentimes these interpreters will arrive dressed inappropriately, will have very little experience and may or may not be licensed or certified. They will struggle to understand the content they are being paid to interpret and as a consequence, what your employee is trying to communicate may be translated inaccurately.
Of course, this can lead to a whole myriad of complications not to mention that your employee is likely to feel undervalued as a result of the experience.
When you choose DSU, you never have to worry about any of the above happening. Why? Because ALL of our interpreters are licensed, certified, highly experienced and because we are in all 50 states, we can cater to the needs of the individual. Ultimately this ensures accurate communication and provides your employee with the quality interpretation they deserve.
So the next time you need an interpreter, don’t look for the least expensive. Go with the company who has decades of experience and a top-notch reputation to boot. You and your employee will be glad you did.