Today, there are nearly 50 million Americans who can report some degree of hearing loss. Fortunately, in order to ensure effective communication with deaf and hard of hearing populations, federal laws have required the use of qualified interpreting services to help many organizations, businesses, and healthcare offices to better communicate in American Sign Language.
This is where Video Remote Interpreting comes into play. If a certain situation calls for an immediate response or on-site interpreting services are not immediately available, Video Remote Interpreting, or VRI, is the solution to communicate with deaf and hard of hearing individuals. VRI uses technology and remote interpreters to provide a quick response while maintaining visual contact of the interpreter.
Where is VRI Being Used?
VRI is the fastest-growing remote interpreting service in the country. While there are many apps and platforms out there, the Boostlingo platform has quickly become one of the most widely adopted software systems across the global interpretation industry. Boostlingo has incorporated their services into:
- Doctors’ offices
- Corporate Offices
- Court Rooms
- Police stations
- Financial institutions
While Video Remote Interpreting for Deaf and Hard of Hearing individuals is used in a variety of settings, these are by far the most popular.
The process of using the Boostlingo platform for VRI for the deaf and hard of hearing is simple, and really puts everyone at ease. Whenever a client, patient or customer initiates they are deaf or hard of hearing you simply pull your smartphone, tablet or computer out, login into the Boostlingo platform and then you’ll be able to see and hear the interpreter as if they were right next to you in the room.
For anyone, you should always want to make your customers, patients or clients comfortable. With the Boostlingo platform, that is one of our main goals. There are many benefits when it comes to using VRI, but here are a few of the main ones:
Fast Response for Urgent Situations – a qualified interpreter can be accessed within minutes.
On-Demand Interpreting Solution – You have access to qualified interpreters 24 hours a day, 7 days per week, 365 days a year.
Accuracy – The visual support associated with Video Remote Interpreting can provide enhanced accuracy for spoken language and American Sign Language (ASL).
At Boostlingo, we encourage everyone to incorporate VRI into their organizations to ensure effective communication for everyone.