VRI stands for Video Remote Interpreting. VRS stands for Video Relay Service. VRI is similar to VRS (see FAQ) in that it utilizes video technology to connect hearing and deaf through an interpreter on a screen. The major difference between VRI and VRS is VRS may not be used if the parties needing to communicate are in the same location. ASLIS only offers VRI services.
VRI IS GOOD IN SITUATIONS LIKE:
Short (less than 30 min) business meetings
In rural areas where having an interpreter on site is not feasible.
⊗ VRI IS NOT RECOMMENDED IN OTHER SITAUTIONS, such as an environment unfriendly to technology (think ski lesson) or when maintaining visual contact between the deaf person and the interpreter on screen would be difficult.