Video Remote Interpreting – VRI:
VRI is where the British Sign Language/English Interpreter is ‘remote’ with the Deaf person and service provider in the same location.
SLi-NOW is provided by Sign Language Interactions (powered by interpreternow).
SLi-NOW can be accessed by using an Internet-enabled device (smartphone, tablet, laptop, desktop computer) and the Online Interpreter can be reached, as long as the Deaf/hard of hearing (HoH) person has a robust and stable Internet signal.
This service allows for and provides effective communication between a Deaf person and service provider where a face-to-face interpreter is not possible (perhaps due to short notice, emergency etc).
All our British Sign Language/English Interpreters are fully qualified and registered providing a truly professional service.
Examples of where SLi-NOW! VRI services can be used:
Deaf person attending Councillor Surgery using remote interpreter during meeting.
Deaf person Out-of-hours Social Work Services using remote interpreter during consultation.
Deaf person attending A&E – short consultation while face-to-face interpreter is on way.
For more information on our VRI service please visit our separate website: sli-now.co.uk