What is VRI
What is SLi-NOW!’s Video Remote Interpreter service (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. This 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 where SLi-NOW! VRI can be used:
Councillor Surgery using remote interpreter during meeting.
Out-of-hours Social Work Services using remote interpreter during consultation.
Commercially based services.
What are our opening times?
Operational times: SLi-NOW! is a 24 hour service
Calls between 8am and 12 midnight – use the above ‘connect to sli-now!’ menu option.
Calls between 12 midnight and 8am – A specific number to call will be provided – an on-line interpreter will be arranged within 30 mins.
What do I need?
- Headset with mic (optional)
- Your Username
- Your Password
How Is our VRI service funded?
SLi-NOW! VRS for organisations is funded through an annual fee plan plus a pay-per-minute charge.
Individuals (e.g. via Access to Work Support) can access the service on a monthly basis in addition to the pay-per-minute charge.
Please contact us for more information.