DSU Video Remote Interpreting (DSU VRI) combines the convenience and accessibility of the Internet and remotely located professional sign language interpreters to provide real-time interpreting services between deaf, hard-of-hearing and hearing individuals who are in the same room.
A sign language interpreter is able to see and hear the hearing person via a webcam, microphone and speakers and, in turn, signs what is being said to the deaf or hard-of-hearing person. The deaf or hard-of-hearing person can then sign questions and comments to the interpreter who then tells the hearing person what was communicated.
How It Works
With DSU VRI you can use your existing videoconference equipment, or a computer with a video camera and speakers. Connecting to DSU VRI is as easy as launching a web browser.
Click on Schedule an Interpreter and fill out our client profile. Enter information about your need for an interpreter and click submit. You will receive your Client ID number when you become a DSU VRI client.
DSU has developed an online scheduling system that is available 24/7, 365 days a year to provide greater flexibility regarding when and how you make interpreting requests. This system uses a standard Internet connection along with a standard Internet browser.
Clients access their VRI service by either:
1. Call without scheduling an appointment for service
2. Schedule an interpreter (if you are pre-scheduled, an interpreter will call you at the time designated. Our coordination department is happy to schedule VRI sessions anytime.)
Each video interpreting assignment will be billed a fifteen (15) minute minimum. DSU offers pre-paid, discount packages for frequent users. Contact us at 800-930-2580 for pricing information.
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