Navigating change


Interpreter Today has been going through some organisational – adaptive changes.

To meet the challenges posed by the pandemic, businesses around the world have had to react in agile and decisive ways.

As the world moves into the next phase, now is the time for businesses to seek out and seize the opportunities emerging in the recovery.

Adaptive changes are small, incremental modifications that an organisation undertakes to evolve over time. They can be thought of as the fine-tuning of processes and business strategies.

To effectively manage these changes, one must first grasp why it’s necessary. Without doing so, it can be difficult to craft a plan that addresses root concerns and pressing questions, such as:

  • What pressures are driving change? 
  • Are they internal pressures, such as new leadership? 
  • Are they external pressures, such as the development of new technologies, a shift in the industry, or the emergence of a new competitor?

There is a shift in our industry towards increasing online and remote interpreting – it’s gaining traction with the Deaf community, interpreters and providers of goods and services.

The price and immediacy of remote interpreting services is appealing, however it is world events that have pushed our profession forward BUT are we ready?

COVID-19 pandemic has accelerated the use of technology both professionally and personally the world over; Sign Language Interpreters are not exception.


Video Relay Service (VRS) This is when two parties in two separate locations are connected remotely via a sign language interpreter.


Video Remote Interpreting (VRI) This is when all participants are in the same location and the sign language interpreter joins remotely.

You may also like...

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published.

Call Now ButtonCall Now