It has been hard to locate and secure American Sign Language interpreters in some remote locations, but it doesn’t have to be anymore. Each state in the U.S. has different requirements for ASL interpreters and what makes them considered to be “qualified” in different regions of the country. However, to abide by these standards can become very complicated and almost impossible in some locations where there are no local American Sign Language interpreters. In some cases this means that deaf consumers simply get under-qualified interpreters or even worse, no interpreting services at all.
What Do Businesses Do If There Are No Local Interpreters?
This is a great question and in many cases, the answer is simply “nothing”. That is an issue and could even lead to legal repercussions if they choose not to provide services when they may be required to by law. However, in some cases, when there are no local interpreters available that hold the proper certification or licenses, most local businesses will opt for any interpreter in the hope that they can help enough to get by. Their hearts are in the right place, but this is still not the best solution in these situations.
Without the proper resources at hand this is the only option available to some businesses who need to provide sign language interpreters for patients, customers and employees.
Remote Area Businesses Find New Options For Communicating With Deaf Individuals
Video remote interpreting services have provided the first viable solutions for businesses that are trying to bridge the gap in communication with deaf individuals. Remote locations are no longer a obstacle, now that qualified interpreters can be accessed by using the internet. With a computer, camera and microphone these services can now be accessed in almost any location in the country. VRI for ASL has changed the landscape in interpreting for the better. Now, using these remote interpreters people can get a great service for deaf consumers no matter where there office is located.
ASL Interpreters On Demand Can Change Your Businesses Workflow
Many of the best VRI companies out there today offer scheduled services for those who need interpreters for appointment and meetings they know about ahead of time, as well as on demand interpreting services for unexpected needs. This can be very helpful for walk in appointments or impromptu business meetings with deaf employees. Just because there are no local interpreters, doesn’t mean that you cannot provide a remarkable service to these who need American Sign Language interpreting services anymore. Using ASL VRI services gives much more flexibility when it comes to receiving services on demand as well as scheduled services.
No longer do you need to wait for an interpreter to drive from a neighboring town, you can simple initiate a video session and receive the services your deaf consumers need almost instantly in many cases! This has made medical video remote interpreting services like this very popular. In many medical settings the office does not know when they may need these services until they are urgent.
Do Video Remote Interpreting Companies Charge More For VRI ASL Services?
Of course every company is different. Some do charge a premium for services like this. However, ACA Video Remote Interpreting offers a very simple and easy to understand pricing structure. We do not charge more for on demand services, late night coverage or even ASL services that happen on the weekend. Most companies find that using video remote interpreting agencies is very comparable to face to face ASL services and in some cases they may be save money.
We believe in complete transparency with our existing and prospective customers, you can view our rates and you don’t even need to give out any of your personal information.
Learn more here : Video Remote Interpreting Cost
No Local Interpreters? Time To Give ACA VRI A Try!
Now that you know that having no local interpreters, is no problem, it may be time to give our industry leading ASL VRI services a try. If you would like more information about our easy to use service, what the computer hardware requirements are or how to setup American Sign Language services through our agency, please let us know how we can help using the form below.