Video Remote Interpreting: What Is It and How Does It Work?

Video Remote Interpreting: What Is It and How Does It Work?

VRI (Video Remote Interpreting) is a technological platform that allows language interpretation over video. It helps to overcome communication barriers, as it can work to provide sign language or spoken language interpreting services.  VRI is especially useful when an on-site interpreter isn’t available and when telephonic interpreting isn’t possible, perhaps because one of the parties has a hearing disability. The possibility to see the interpreter on the screen helps to have a more human and comprehensive interaction.  

Video Remote Interpreting is a quickly-growing service within the language industry. Among the many benefits of this type of interpreting, we can mention: 

🔹Immediacy: It is really useful when immediate interpreting is required. It is a much more accessible type of interpreting.  

🔹 Doesn’t break the bank: There aren’t extra expenses, such as travel costs. Also, each person that is part of the interpreting process can use their own devices, such as mobiles, tablets, and notebooks, so there is no need to invest in equipment or software. 

🔹 Ensures effective communication: You can lean in on the nonverbal communication, such as seeing the interpreter’s gestures and facial expressions, to confirm understanding. It makes it possible to build a more personal connection in comparison with over-the-phone-interpreting.  


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