If we’ve learned something in the past years, it’s that distance won’t stop us from getting together and having meaningful conversations. Connection and accessible information are vital, and innovations in Virtual Interpreting are making it possible to keep virtual events and corporate communications going smoothly. Let’s take a look at two ways in which virtual interpreting can be performed or delivered: Video Remote Interpreting (VRI) and Remote Simultaneous Interpreting (RSI).
Types of Virtual Interpreting
Interpreting services are performed face-to-face and remotely. In order to perform remote interpreting, technological platforms are required. Virtual Interpreting, precisely, requires technological platforms to facilitate multilingual communication between users that speak different languages. Innovations in interpreting solutions and technologies are facilitating a shift towards more remote scenarios.
Let’s take a look at two ways in which virtual interpreting can be performed or delivered: Video Remote Interpreting (VRI) and Remote Simultaneous Interpreting (RSI).
Video Remote Interpreting (VRI)
The interpreters perform their job remotely and consecutively, meaning that they wait until the speaker finishes an utterance to convey the message into the target language. Users and interpreters connect via a videoconferencing platform or via a mobile app. Video Remote Interpreting (VRI) is mostly used in hospitals, business conference calls, and individuals.
Remote simultaneous interpreting (RSI)
The interpreters perform their job remotely and in simultaneous mode, meaning that the speaker talks at a natural pace and the interpreter translates each utterance into the target language while listening to and comprehending the following. Remote Simultaneous Interpreting (RSI) works for web conferencing, webinars, and other live events because interpreting happens in real-time and requires the use of live streaming platforms.
Virtual Interpreting in the new normal and beyond
In times of pandemic, many companies turned to webinars, virtual events, and videoconferences as their main outreach and promotion strategy. Having your event interpreted into one or more languages can help you get new attention from a wider audience and pave the way for business growth. You may be thinking of a team board or employee meeting, a presentation, a round-table, a conference, or a webinar. In any case, Virtual Interpreting reduces barriers to participation and therefore increases accessibility.
In order to deliver a successful virtual, the use of certain methods and technologies need to be arranged beforehand. Virtual Interpreting requires not only excellent language proficiency, the ability to quickly analyze and transfer messages between languages, and adherence to professional ethics and standards of practice, but also the know-how to properly set up, schedule, and execute the job at hand within the desired platform.
Whether you hold your events via Zoom, you have another preferred videoconference platform, or you are looking for a comprehensive interpreting solution that includes both the streaming platform and the team of interpreters, we got you covered. Win & Winnow provides multilingual Remote Simultaneous Interpreting (RSI) and Video Remote Interpreting (VRI) in over 100 languages.
Win & Winnow provides virtual interpreting to help you enhance accessibility in your communications. Do you want your virtual event to have a global reach or help you connect with a multicultural audience? Get in touch with us!