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Video Link via webcam

Telephone interpreting with video link now enables a deaf person using sign language to connect with services via webcam.  Using widely available free software such as Skype, ooVoo or other similar software telephone interpreting is now possible between people who hear and do not know sign language and deaf sign language users.  Good quality broadband connection is necessary.

Video Remote Interpreting (VRI) and Video Conference Interpreting (VCI) are possible using freeware (for one to one connections) such as Skype, ooVoo, and other readily available software.  Quality of image will depend on the level of traffic, broadband speeds, and the specification of the device on which you are viewing the image, computer screen, video-phone,etc. Freeware does not meet with minimum recommended specifications for a professional service.  However, while we are currently astertaining the level of interest in remote interpreting by service providers and deaf consumers, and we are consulting with other service providers on their experiences, examining international research on this type of provision and consulting the deaf community on the potential impact on quality of service for all service users and interpreter providers, it is possible to book a video interpretation with us.

To register your interest in such a service, email us on  This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .

How does it work?

If you provide a service / information, and a deaf person is attending an appointment with you, you simply call our office via Skype using a webcam (assuming you have fast enough line such as ISDN, DSL or broadband) and we will interpret.  The deaf person will see our interpreting on your PC screen.

Call us now to schedule a free test call - phone 071-9622577, text 087-2495716.

        Soon interpreting ISL Video

        Video Remote Interpreting (VRI)  and Video Conference Interpreting (VCI) and telephone interpreting are all variations of interpretation using webcam, audio, and software via PC or videophone.

        VRI - An interpreter is located at a remote location and may be seen on a screen at the site of the meeting.

        VCI - The interpreter may be located with the main service user i.e. the foreign language speaker/signer.

        Recommendations on minimum specifications click here (coming).

        Translate your information, multiple usage, cost efficient

        We can assist you with making your website accessible via translation into ISL on video file for upload to your website.

        Interpreters follow a Code of Ethics compelling them to confidentiality, impartiality and other ethical issues such as continuous professional development of knowledge and skills.  You may be confident that our team of experienced professionals are ever vigilant in their care of sensitive information, and documentation is treated with respect.

        Interpreters may not utilise privileged information for personal gain.