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(NOTE: Above is the title of an article - Deaf, deaf-blind, and Hard of Hearing are more acceptable than 'Hearing Impaired' in the D/DB/HH Community)
REGISTRY OF INTERPRETERS FOR THE DEAF (RID)
National Assocation of the Deaf (NAD)
We agree with NAD CEO Howard A. Rosenblum (video in the above link). When the need arises for an interpreter within a medical setting - the use of VRI needs to be assessed on a case-by-case basis. For the most part, we agree to use VRI for short-term communication access until an on-site interpreter can arrive and take over the provision of services.