Optometry and Opthamology
The purpose of this page is to answer some of the questions that we’ve received from customers regarding VRI services at their location.
With an onsite interpreter the following are guaranteed:
- The deaf person is able to move the interpreter to exactly where they can see him/her
- That interpreter knows to wear the proper contrasting color that provides the best possible “viewing area” for the deaf person
- The interpreter knows how to slow down the interpretation to ensure that the deaf person can track the interpretation which equates to appropriate answers to questions
Why is an onsite interpreter a better option?
- An out of state VRI interpreter may not know the local deaf community
- When the name Jane Doe Smith shows up in the interpreters confirmation, a VRI interpreter will not know that the deaf person has eye ailment XYX, prefers the interpreter wear the color brown, and to have the interpreter sit at an angle so he/she can easily track the interpretation
- Imagine trying to see an interpreter on a computer screen with eyes dialated
- It is virtually impossible to see an interpreter on a computer screen while seated behind the phoropter