Alternate Interpretation Solutions Are Available That Will Aid In Flattening The Curve:
The pandemic known as Covid-19 has led to social distancing, [the practice of maintaining a greater than usual physical distance from other people or of avoiding direct contact with people or objects in public places during the outbreak of a contagious disease in order to minimize exposure and reduce the transmission of infection]. Government and health officials are urging people to stay home and to avoid gathering in large groups. Healthcare employees are working overtime in order to prepare and care for all the individuals residing in the United States affected by the crisis, including those who do not speak English. As more people flood into healthcare facilities, language barriers will become a serious issue. As we take action to prevent the spread of the Novel Coronavirus, certain services will no longer be available; however, there are alternative, remote language solutions that can be relied upon to break down language barriers in times of emergency.
Telephonic interpretation is a tool that connects you and the limited-English proficient (LEP) individual to a professional interpreter via telephone. Consecutive interpretation is the mode of interpretation used over the phone; meaning the interpreter listens to the person speak, waits until the speaker is finished, then renders the content into the target language. This is done back and forth until all of the information has been exchanged.
Video Remote Interpretation (VRI):
Video remote interpretation (VRI) is a telecommunication service that uses an online platform in order to provide sign language or spoken language interpretation services. Interpreters are accessed through a user-friendly, online portal that is available for both pre-scheduled and on-demand appointments. VRI requires very little setup and equipment. All that’s needed is a computer, tablet or smartphone, and internet with sufficient bandwidth.
Contact Niki’s Int’l Ltd. To Gain Access to Remote Interpretation Services:
Many people are frightened and unsure of how to proceed with daily interactions. Though we may not know what will happen in the coming months we can band together and develop plans of action that will ensure everyone has equal access to the healthcare services they need, regardless of the language they speak. Telephone interpretation and VRI will allow you to continue to provide optimal care to LEP patients during this pandemic. Contact Niki’s Int’l Ltd. and gain access to remote interpretation services that can aid in flattening the curve.
Niki’s Int’l Ltd. is a WBENC-Certified Women Business Enterprise with 20 years of language service experience. A global network of highly skilled interpreters and translators are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week for on-site, telephonic and video remote interpretation services. Our linguists are available in over 350 languages and dialects, and our network includes certified interpreters and translators. Our work is guaranteed with a $1 Million Errors & Omissions policy so that you can be confident that your project will be completed with the highest level of quality and professionalism within the field. For more information contact us at 1-877-567-8449 or visit our website at www.nilservices.com.