The National Association of the Deaf (NAD) is collaborating with the
National Consortium of Interpreter Education Centers (NIEC) on this
project, and we encourage members and interested persons to help by
taking the survey.
VRI is a fee-based (not free) interpreting service. VRI service may
be used when the deaf person and hearing person are in the same room
together and the interpreter is at a different location.
The National Consortium of Interpreter Education Centers (NIEC) wants
to identify common needs, issues and practices of the VRI industry.
This email is to ask Deaf, Hard of Hearing and Deaf-Blind people to
participate in an on-line survey (see the link provided below). The
survey online will take about 20 minutes to complete. The survey ends
on June 30, 2009.
The survey will ask you about your experiences using VRI. Your
responses will be confidential and only available to the NIEC research
It is your decision to participate in this research project. You do
not have to participate. If you want to participate, you can skip any
question, or stop the survey at any time.
Survey Information in ASL (Quicktime Video)
Take the Survey
Video Remote Interpreting Survey: Deaf Consumers
About the NAD
The National Association of the Deaf (NAD) was established in 1880 by
deaf leaders who believed in the right of the American deaf community
to use sign language, to congregate on issues important to them, and
to have its interests represented at the national level. These beliefs
remain true to this day, with American Sign Language as a core value.
As a nonprofit federation, the mission of the NAD is to preserve,
protect, and promote the civil, human, and linguistic rights of deaf
and hard of hearing Americans. The advocacy scope of the NAD is broad, covering the breadth of a lifetime and impacting future generations in the areas of early intervention, education, employment, health care, technology, telecommunications, youth leadership, and more. For more information, please visit http://www.nad.org.