You will watch a video in which Ronald Hartman provides testimony to a government official about his experience using Video Relay Interpreting (VRI) in a medical setting. Knowing what others have told you about VRI, predict what he might have to say about his experience. Consider both the potential positive and negative effects of using VRI instead of an on-site interpreter.
Watch the Video Again: Now that you have seen the video and know how he describes his experience working with VRI watch the video again. Reflect upon Ronald’s experience with VRI. When might VRI be a good option, and when might it be an unsatisfactory choice?
Medical staff struggling to set up VRI equipment.
Medical staff blaming VRI not working on static electricity.
Physician not interested in using VRI.
Deciding to proceed using speech and speechreading.
Medical staff not qualified to work with VRI.
Medical staff asking for assistance but not finding anyone who knows how VRI works.