Who We Are
The Vermont Interpreter Referral Service (VIRS) provides statewide
interpreter and CART referral services for American Sign Language
(ASL)/spoken English/oral interpreting assignments in settings such
as medical, legal, mental health, employment, educational, civil
and recreational situations.
Learning to interpret is a separate skill from learning sign language,
and requires many years to become proficient. Hiring a skilled interpreter
assures professionalism, expertise and equal accessibility.
Interpreting, simply stated, is receiving a message in one language
and delivering it in another. Interpreting is a complex process
that requires a high degree of linguistic, cognitive and technical
skills. For a more in depth description of the interpreting process
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