Journal article

Video remote interpreting for home-based cognitive assessments Stakeholders' perspectives

Andrew Simon Gilbert, Samantha Croy, Kerry Hwang, Dina LoGiudice, Betty Haralambous

INTERPRETING | JOHN BENJAMINS PUBLISHING CO | Published : 2021

Abstract

Abstract Many health and social care services are implementing video remote interpreting (VRI) to deal with supply shortages and high costs of language interpreting for linguistically diverse clients. This qualitative study examines stakeholders’ perspectives on using VRI for home-based cognitive assessments, which are routinely performed with older people during aged care assessments in Australia. We conducted 25 semi-structured interviews with clients, assessors and interpreters in Melbourne and a regional Victorian city. We found that across stakeholder groups participants usually regard VRI as an acceptable alternative to face-to-face interpreting when the latter is not possible. Freelan..

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