There are many companies that offer a VRI service and the video remote interpreting cost can vary considerably. There are many other factors that you should consider when you or your business is looking for the best remote sign language solution. If your company, office or organization is required by the ADA law to provide services for deaf employees, patients or customer; you may be very interested in the cost of these services. Most of the companies that you will find online will not share their rates unless you sign up for a mailing list or call them directly. You won’t have to jump through any hoops to see our video remote interpreting cost. We believe in complete transparency and you can find out prices a little lower in this very post!
What Is the Average Cost Of Video Remote Interpreting Sign Language Service?
The price of video remote interpreting varies pretty widely from state to state and it also varies depending on the other stipulations added into the interpretation agreement that different agencies have in place. Some companies charge a 15 minute minimum charge, while others have a 30 minute or longer minimum billable rate. Most companies offering VRI and video remote interpreting services charge by the minute. Some pro-rate usage by the minute, while others will charge for 15 minute or 30 minute blocks of time. The point is, it can be hard to figure out what you are really paying when reviewing some company’s rate sheets or agreements.
From our own research it would seem that the average American Sign Language video remote interpreting cost is between $2.00/minute and $3.75/minute.
Our agency’s rates for video remote interpreting falls toward the bottom of this scale. We still feel that we hold our interpreters to a higher standard than many other agencies. The video remote interpreting cost is only part of the equation. Our interpreters hold state licenses where required and are also nationally certified.
Why Does Video Remote Interpreting Cost So Much?
There are many factors that make video remote interpreting a premium service. The main reason is that these services are provided by highly skilled and trained professionals. American Sign Language interpreters can take up to 8 years to get fully certified and licensed in states that require it. They also have to keep up with continuing education to keep their certifications valid. This is one reason that ASL interpreters demand a premium rate. Companies that offer these interpreters have many other business expenses as well. In most cases there is a big value that these types of service bring to the table.
After all how can you put a price on the value of a clear line of communication?
Did You Know About These Tax Breaks For Providers?
Many businesses do not know that they can write off some of the cost of American Sign Language services they provide. This certainly helps compensate for the expense. If you have not already looked into how you can save some of the out of pocket expense, we suggest you do. Please consult with your tax specialist to see how you or your company can take full advantage of these tax breaks. Many offices simple consider this a cost of doing business. However, for a small office this may very well be worth looking into to offset the fees associated with providing services.
Here is a link to the American’s With Disabilities Act website and some more information on how you may be able to take advantage of this tax credit : ADA Tax Credit Info
ACA Video Remote Interpreting Cost
We offer a simple to understand flat rate for video remote interpreting, we don’t think video remote interpreting cost should be complicated. Please take a second to review our VRI rates below. If our prices look good and you want to learn more about our services go ahead and keep scrolling and reach out to us using the contact form below. If you know your company will be utilizing a high volume of ASL services, contact us and we may even be able to save you more money with a special rate!
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Still Need More Information?
We have a free VRI Cost Savings Report that will go into even more details about Video Remote Interpreting cost. The report outlines industry standards that lead to different expenses from in person and video remote interpreting scenarios.
You will find out what option is the best for you and your deaf consumers and see when you may be able to save money by using both of these common delivery methods of ASL services.
You can download the VRI Cost Savings Report by following this link.