“Can we use language interpreters for Zoom meetings?” If your organization has engaged in video conferencing or remote work this year, that may be a question you’ve asked. Fortunately for organizations across the country, adding interpreters for Zoom (and other remote meetings) is easy!
There’s no doubt that Zoom meetings have become a part of our everyday lives during this unprecedented time of social distancing telehealth, distance learning, and video conferencing. As of April 2020, Zoom reached 300+ million daily meeting participants (significantly more than the 10 million members it had reached at the end of 2019). While remote meetings have taken center stage professionals in our lives, it may leave many organizations wondering how they can serve non-English speaking clients, customers, and workforces within the structure of remote meetings.
Utilizing language interpreters for zoom meetings and calls can help you provide communication and understanding for limited-English proficient individuals, regardless of the language they speak, and for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing.
3 Common Questions About Interpreters for Zoom and Remote Meetings
Can I add interpreters for zoom meeting outside business hours? Yes! Telelanguage offers on-demand, certified interpreters in over 300 languages, over the phone or via video remote interpretation, and interpreters are accessible 24/7, 365 days a year. Adding a professional interpreter for Zoom meetings is not only easy for organizations, but Telelanaguage offers the fastest connect times in the industry to connect you to a live interpreter in seconds.
Will language interpreters for Zoom meetings be effective? Yes! Over-the-phone interpreting and Video Remote Interpreting (VRI) are highly effective means of interpreting. In fact, VRI is the fastest-growing foreign language service in the country. VRI bridges the gap between telephonic interpreting and on-site interpreting. 6 key benefits of Video Remote Interpreting include:
- Gain visual support with enhanced accuracy
- On-demand interpreting solution for both spoken languages and American Sign Language
- An interpreter can easily be added to any video conferencing platform (including Zoom).
- No special hardware required. Access from any computer, laptop, smartphone, or tablet
- Maintains a face-to-face (personal) connection
Is customer support available to our staff? Yes! Telelanguage knows that language barriers can come up when you least expect it. Certified, U.S. based interpreters can be added to Zoom and other remote meetings at any time. In addition to our large network of over 6,000 professional interpreters, Telelanguage provides our clients with customer service 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year. Part of Telelanguage’s support for our clients includes free support materials, which can be ordered on our website. We also offer free cultural awareness training to aid staff in communicating effectively with people of different cultures and languages.
Need professional interpreters for your remote meetings? Telelanguage can help!
Organizations We Help:
- Healthcare / Telehealth Services
- Social Services
- Police / Fire / 911
- Financial Services
- Telecommunications (Call Centers, Help Desks)
- Travel / Tourism / Hospitality
- Legal / Judicial
- Individuals and Small Businesses
1 in 5 United States residents speaks a language other than English at home. Telelanguage empowers organizations nationwide to communicate in 300+ languages, offering the fastest connect times to over 6,000 U.S. based professional interpreters.
Telelanguage Offers COVID-19 Language Support
In light of the COVID-19 crisis, Telelanguage is offering all new contracts our language interpretation and translation services with no contract required. You will pay ONLY for the minutes you use, and there are no minimum requirements.
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Quick and Easy Account Set-up
Account set-up can be done remotely and completed in minutes. You can begin offering your communities over-the-phone, or video interpretation and translation services the same day you call – with the equipment you likely already own!
Free Support Materials and Staff Training
Telelanguage can also provide free customized electronic, and printed, reference material for you to distribute to your families, communities, and staff. Unlimited staff training can be conducted via webinar or conference call to ensure efficient use of services.
Video Remote Interpretation: Face-to-Face Intricacies Over a Remote Platform
This Whitepaper features information to help you understand:
- How, and why, video remote interpretation is used.
- The difference between VRI and other forms of interpretation.
- How to find a certified, professional service provider.
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Author Hayley Emmons details the role of a language service provider, what to expect, how it works with leading-edge technology for businesses, and why it’s critical as an organization to provide language services. The language industry is rapidly evolving and Telelanguage’s proprietary technology is at the forefront of growth and global communication.
Telelanguage has been providing customers with the highest quality of language service since 1991. We support 350 languages, 24x7x365 utilizing 6,000+ U.S.-based interpreters. Telelanguage currently supports over 8,000 accounts around the world – in all industries. Services include over-the-phone, on-site and video remote interpretation, as well as document translations, interpreter management and scheduling, reporting, invoicing, language assessment evaluations, and much more.
Contact us for more information about language support for your organization.
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Language interpretation is available over-the-phone, on-site, or via video remote