Rule 726

VRI Interpreters! If you can put on pants and maybe, I don’t know, shower-even when you don’t need to (because seriously! Who would ever know)-then maybe VRI is for you!

Like a Drone pilot, VRI Interpreters sit in a room with the power over life and death hundreds or even thousands of miles away (but unlike a Drone pilot “life” is really what you are going for).

VRI! Sure VRI is a two dimensional presentation of a three dimensional language, but let’s not get bougie and start demanding ALL the dimensions. Ok?

Rule 716

Freelance considerations:

Good tires

Layers

Traffic/Time between appointments

Snacks

VRI considerations:

Internet connection

Lighting

Background

Snacks

Pants (yes/no)

VRS Considerations:

Context

Hold music vs. sanity

Snacks

Pants (Why, and would anyone in the Call Center notice/care)

Rule 610

Every VRI and VRS Interpreter eventually espouses Resistentialism.

(Look it up and you will agree. I’ll wait.)

Rule 596

Dear VRI Interpreter:

Watch your sight-lines or clean your room!

The Client should not know it’s Monday because that pair of “day of the week” panties is missing from the clothes strewn about the room behind you.

Thank you Jared Allebest

Rule 345

Like VRI Interpreters always say:

“I am not sure who said that. Whomever it was is off camera and when I turn my head to look all I can see is the ‘hang in there’ cat poster on my wall.”

Uncle Dale’s “You Probably Should Know”: How to Request A Live Interpreter at the ER

I did this for our local Association of the Deaf.

How to request a live terp

This blog and the attached vlog are informational but not meant to be legal advice or replace discussing your situation with a licensed attorney in your area.