Video Remote Interpreting, also known as VRI, is a video telecommunication service that uses devices such as web cameras or videophones to provide sign language or spoken language interpreting services. This is done through a remote or offsite interpreter in order to communicate with people that have a communication barrier.
VRI uses special video conferencing software, equipment, and a high-speed Internet connection with sufficient bandwidth to provide the services of a qualified interpreter, located in another location, or through an AI-powered interpretation platform. VRI is used in a wide variety of settings including businesses, hospitals, schools, financial institutions, and much more. The presenter is equipped with a headset and video camera to provide a high-quality interaction with the audience.
None of the participants need to be in the same location for VRI to work. VRI can be used for everything from employee interviews, company all-hands meetings, local government town halls, and large industry conferences.
There are many benefits to Video Remote Interpreting, including: