On-Site Interpreting

The ideal interpreting experience: in person with an ASL interpreter facilitating face-to-face communication between signed and spoken language users 

 In Person Interpreting

 Face-to-face ASL interpreting provides the most interactive and inclusive experience for Deaf and hearing participants, allowing discussion without delay and enabling interpreters to better identify speakers and convey body language and nonverbal cues

Interpreting Solutions



On-site Interpreting



Video Remote Interpreting



On-demand interpreting

On-site Interpreting

The most interactive option for interpreted experiences, we can provide in-person services so everyone can see each other and the interpreter, and interpreters can provide unspoken context like body language

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over-video ASL interpreting services

Video Remote Interpreting

Schedule over-video Sign Language Interpreting for any conversation or event with Deaf and hearing participants, whether you’re meeting in person or virtually, with interpreters able to prepare in advance for optimal messaging accuracy

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On-demand interpreting

When scheduling ahead of time isn’t practical, you can get on-demand over-video interpreting at the last minute for communication whenever you need it

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Benefits of On-Site Interpreting

Benefits

On-site ASL interpreter services

Reliable

No risk of trouble with internet connection issues or frozen video feeds with on-site interpreting services

Connection

Face-to-face conversations allow a deeper level of communication, with the interpreter presence aiding conversation rather than distracting from it

Context

In person, an interpreter can observe and incorporate unspoken cues for more accurate communication

Speed

Avoiding the slight delay of internet video transmission makes face-to-face interpreting quicker for smooth on-site communications

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From personal appointments to large events, nothing beats the quality of Sorenson on-site interpreting services. 

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Interpreting Services Comparison

You may benefit from using a mix of our interpreting solutions for different situations. Use our comparison chart to get a better idea of which service is the best match for your specific interpreting need.

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Frequently Asked Questions

If you can’t find an answer to your question here, our team is happy to help. You can reach out via the form below. 

When you schedule on-site interpreting services, Sorenson will send an interpreter in person to your location to provide face-to-face interpreting support. On-site interpreting is the most interactive and effective way to work with interpreters, but it is also the most costly and may require consideration of interpreter travel and accommodations. VRI stands for Video Remote Interpreting. It’s a solution that allows you to use an interpreter over high-speed internet with a camera and video screen so the participants and interpreter can see and hear each other. Sorenson offers both scheduled and on-demand VRI services, which combine convenience and cost effectiveness. 

When you request on-site interpreting service, our team will consult with you about your needs to determine interpreter staffing. During the assignment, the interpreter will position themselves for visibility with Deaf participants and where they can hear and be heard by hearing participants to effectively relay all communication between languages.  

Sight translation is a type of interpreting in which the interpreter converts the language of text to a user’s primary language. For example, in the case of sight translation for Deaf individuals, that could be relaying the content of written English in ASL. While many Deaf individuals read and write in the same languages hearing people speak, that is often not their primary language, and they may not have the same level of fluency that they have in sign language. 

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