Video remote interpreting (VRI) is an on-demand, interactive video communication service using mobile devices such as smart phones, iPads, webcams or other mobile devices over a high-quality broadband Internet connection to deliver interactive visual communication service in sign language, English, or any other language. This service also uses hand-held devices as interpreters for interpreting a message in a foreign language. This video interpreting service is usually used by individuals who are visually impaired or bilingual. As with any communication service, this video remote interpreting service has its fair share of controversy.
The majority of the service providers offer a video and audio conferencing service, video and text messaging services, and a videoconferencing service. The video conferencing service can be used for meetings, conferences, seminars and training sessions, and it can also be used for training and demonstrations.
Audio and video recordings can also be shared between users. Many times this is done by creating a recording to share over the Internet. This enables a user to send video or audio messages over the Internet to another user who is physically located abroad. This type of video remote interpreting service can also be used to communicate with those who are physically located overseas and cannot be reached through the Internet.
The audio part of video remote interpreting service involves the use of a headset, microphones or any other device which allows a user to communicate with others using the sign language, or written text of the speaker. For example, if a speaker is speaking in Spanish, a user might listen to the speaker’s speech in his/her native language. Another type of sign language that can be used is the Taurus sign language, which is commonly used by Spanish speakers in the U.S. and in other Latin American countries.
Video interpreters also have the option of using hand-held video devices like iPads and webcams. These types of devices allow a user to communicate with the other participants in real time. This type of sign language is commonly used by deaf persons and visually impaired people. This video remote interpreting service offers the ability to communicate with multiple users at the same time.
Video interpreting service typically involves two types of communication between the user and the interpreter. The first type of communication usually involves the text or voice messages. The second type of communication typically involves video images, video recordings, images in an audiovisual format or videos in other formats such as streaming media. Some sign language interpreters also use a device known as a videophone to translate the video images.
Some video remote interpreting service providers require that an interpreter be present to interpret the video. In some cases, video interpreting service can provide sign language interpretations and video images and a videophone is not necessary. Video interpreting service providers usually provide sign language interpretation, but video images in other formats are often provided with an interpreter’s help.
Video remote interpreting service is one of the most exciting new methods of video communication for deaf persons around the world. It provides them with the ability to communicate with those who cannot hear them or are visually impaired. Although the technology is relatively new, this video communication technology is gaining popularity and is expected to continue to grow in popularity for a long time.
Video remote interpreting service providers offer different types of services to their clients. For example, some of them may only provide signing in audio format with text translations.
Most video interpreters provide sign language translation of audio, video images or both audio and video images. Some of them also offer sign language interpretation in a variety of formats such as streaming video, audiovisual presentation and streaming audio. Some even allow sign language interpreters to access the internet, watch streaming movies and even chat with other users. Some video remote interpreting service providers also offer video telephonic interpretation services, such as the ability to hear a deaf person talking about what they are signing.
Video remote interpreting service usually takes place in a large conference room with a large screen. The interpreters are normally located near the stage where the conference is taking place and they are responsible for providing interpretation for all participants, including interpreters. When they provide sign language interpretation, interpreters usually have a headset, a microphone, a pen and the translator sign that tell the interpreter what they are hearing.