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About VIRS
Hiring and Working with an Interpreter
Laws Affecting Interpreting Services
Resources for Deaf and Hard of Hearing People
For Interpreters
Questions and Answers

Tel: 802-254-3920 (V/TTY)
Video Phone: 802-275-0104 (VP)
Toll Free: 800-639-1519 (V/TTY)
Fax: 802-258-9564

VP will be available from 7am - 3pm Monday -Thursday

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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 click here.

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VIRS is a program of the Vermont Center for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing

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