Video remote interpreting (VRI) is revolutionizing the language industry, it’s modernized technological advantages provide features and benefits that other interpretation services can’t, thus making it the most convenient and up-and-coming solution for language service providers. VRI is a video telecommunication service that uses a sophisticated web-based platform to provide sign language or spoken language interpreting services. This new and extremely convenient interpretation service is currently being used in a wide variety of settings including hospital facilities, medical offices, mental health settings, higher education, court systems, and business settings. It’s only logical that the language industry would jump on board with the technology that is connecting and evolving our way of life via the World Wide Web in order to provide interpretation solutions. The use of webcams and online video chats has allowed people from all over the globe to be able to see and speak to one another in real time, and VRI is taking advantage of contemporary technology.

There are many benefits to using VRI such as its cost effectiveness due to the fact that you’re only paying for the time spent with the interpreter and not for the gas and milage that is used in order for the interpreter to get to the appointment. Another great feature of using VRI is that it can be offered as an alternative to on-site sign language interpretation due to the video aspect of the service. VRI is the only other interpretation service besides on-site interpretation that enables the transfer of both audio and visual cues, so that the interpreter is able to have a broader understanding of the content as well as context of the interpretation. “How is Video Remote Interpreting (VRI) Helping to Evolve The Language Industry?” explains the overall convenience and benefits of using VRI as well as how the service is effectively changing the way we communicate in this technologically driven day and age. People in various industries all over the world are using VRI services because of the many advantages that the modern telecommunication solution provides and all you need to utilize this interpretation service is a computer and internet access.

VRI Usage in Remote Regions and Isolated Communities

This innovative language solution is making interpretation services accessible to people and businesses who are located in remote or isolated communities. Remote and isolated communities exist all over the United States, these communities are long distances away from denser populated settlements and may have a lack of transportation or be very difficult to get to. Surprisingly there a handful of these isolated communities still in existence despite the modern populations efforts to technologically civilize the nation. Supai Village, Arizona for example is reachable by your choice of either helicopter or horse, it is the most remote town in the contiguous United States. Crested Butte, Colorado, Marfa, Texas and Barrow, Alaska to name a few more are all very secluded regions that contain isolated communities in regions that may be hard to get to. These communities although isolated have occasions when they need the aid of an interpretation service provider to effectively treat a patient, provide legal advice or simply facilitate communication during a parent teacher conference for a parent who does not speak English.

Let’s take Barrow, Alaska for example, you may think, who would want to live there, it’s freezing temperatures and month of total darkness during winter doesn’t sound very appealing, although there is a population of 4,500 people that live in this isolated town. Perhaps there is a child that recently moved to Barrow because her dad was hired to work at the Naval Arctic Research Laboratory that is located there, however, this family is originally from Berlin, Germany and although the father speaks fluent English his wife and child do not. The young girl is enrolled into new school and she is set up in special classes that will aid her in learning English. The school sets up a parent teacher conference in order to go over all the details of this child’s new educational path. The school hires Niki’s Int’l Ltd., a language service provider that offers VRI that can be used to facilitate communication between the teachers, the mother and the child who do not speak English. This interpretation service was immensely helpful and allowed the mother as well as the child the ability to fully grasp the information that was being given to them. Having the option of hiring a language service provider in order to send an on-site interpreter out to your remote region in order to perform an interpretation service is not always available, VRI is the alternative solution that will allow interpretation to take place even in the most remote and isolated communities.

VRI Usage for Low Demand Languages

Occasionally you will run into a situation where you need the aid of an interpreter who speaks a language that is not common. In most instances it will be difficult for your language service provider to find an interpreter in the area that speaks the language you need if it is in fact a low demand language. This is where VRI can really outshine other interpretation services, VRI is conducted via the internet, so it is always possible for you to be provided with an interpreter that fits your needs. Perhaps you run a pediatric clinic and you have a new patient whose family is from the Mandi district of Himachal Pradesh in Northern India, they speak Mandeali, which is a highly endangered language. The use of VRI in this situation will make it possible for communication to be facilitated between the doctor and the parents of the new patient. VRI enables you to be connected with interpreters all over the world, allowing your language service provider to always be able to connect you with an interpreter who will speak even the most obscure language.

Video remote interpreting is a great alternative when on-site interpreting service is not immediately available or cost effective. Niki’s Int’l Ltd. is dedicated to quality and professionalism to ensure that our clients experience seamless communication with our interpreting services. Because we understand the urgency associated with video remote interpreting, we guarantee that our video remote interpreters are available to connect with you in five minutes or less for on-demand service.

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 translators and interpreters 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 legal translators and interpreters. 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.

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