Video Remote Interpreting
Expand your options through Video Remote Interpreting (VRI), which brings an interpreter to your computer screen through the internet. Most Deaf individuals prefer an on-site interpreter, but in certain circumstances VRI can be a high-quality and cost-effective solution.
VRI services may be appropriate when:
- A qualified interpreter is not available near you
- Your regular interpreter is out sick or otherwise not available
- You prefer not to involve a local interpreter in a very private matter
- The travel costs for the interpreting service are not affordable
- You need the interpreter RIGHT NOW! (24/7 Availability)
Our VRI service is accessed “By Appointment” or “On-Demand,” for emergency or last-minute needs. You are connected to interpreters online with a high-speed internet connection using a desktop computer or laptop that is equipped with basic items such as a camera, microphone, and speakers. In some cases, an iPad or other tablet device can also be used. You provide the hardware so no special equipment needs to be purchased or leased from NIS. The system is secure and user-friendly and gives you access to certified and highly-skilled interpreters that are available 24/7 on-demand.
Accessing our VRI service is simple and probably less expensive than you think. The service is offered with competitive pricing and a flexible rate structure to best meet your circumstance.
For a printable version of our VRI introductory information to share with others, click here.
Review VRI minimum and suggested requirements here.
If you are ready to enroll as a VRI customer, please visit our Customer Enrollment Form.
If you have a question or would like additional information, please email our VRI team.