When on-site interpreting services are not available, current technology provides a solution called Video Remote Interpreting (VRI). VRI uses video conferencing technology, equipment, and a high speed Internet connection with sufficient bandwidth to provide the services of a qualified interpreter from a remote location. VRI is currently being used in a wide variety of settings including hospitals, physicians’ offices, mental health care settings, police stations, schools, financial institutions, and workplaces. Entities may contract for VRI services to be provided by appointment or to be available “on demand” 24 hours a day, seven days a week. As such, there are significant possibilities for the use of VRI technology and services. While there are many benefits to using VRI services, there are limits to the effectiveness of VRI in some settings, including but not limited to medical, legal, and court situations. In such settings, ASLIS strongly believes that VRI services should be provided only if on-site interpreter services are unavailable.