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Mobile-Accessed Remote Interpreting

By Mari D. González

The greatest opportunity for today’s interpreters is beyond adopting new interpreting software. It is about internalizing the technology the way we have assimilated to smartphones and have found new things to do with them.

Traditional Video Remote Interpreting (VRI) has lowered the cost of interpreting services and exponentially expanded the number of interpreting assignments. Wireless mobile-accessed remote interpreting has added a new dimension. It has opened the doors for new settings, unconstrained locations, and streamlined processes. These provide more control and benefits to the interpreter.

With mobile-accessed remote interpreting, interpreters can have more freedom to create new work relationships, develop their own work systems, and enjoy the convenience of the Internet with limitless options for where interpretation can be provided. The greatest bonus is the mobility. The interpreter is not confined to a particular place nor is he or she expected to travel to a required location.