Notice | april 6, 2020
To encourage social distancing, as of March 23, 2020, we have paused our face-to-face (also called in-person or on-site) services. This will remain in effect until April 22, 2020. As circumstances evolve, we will post updates on how LAMP is best able to provide support on our COVID-19 Response page.
Collectively, LAMP in-person interpreters are fluent in over 45 different languages including Spanish, Arabic, Somali, Vietnamese, and American Sign Language (ASL).
In-person communication is almost always the best practice when working with Limited English Proficiency (LEP), deaf, or hearing-impaired individuals and, with encounters using this method of interpretation rated significantly higher by providers and interpreters, it the preferred interpreting method for our clients.
What is In-Person interpreting?
In-person interpreting, which is also referred to as on-site interpreting or face-to-face interpreting, is when a language interpreter is scheduled and dispatched to a given location or facility for an assignment.
Benefits of in-person interpreting
- Higher provider satisfaction rates than OPI or VRI
- Appropriate for all industries/settings including Mental Health
- Eliminates technological considerations and complications
- Reduces delays and confusion during appointments
- Allows for supplemental services like sight translation
When is in-person interpretation used?
Beyond doctor visits and legal appointments, in-person interpreting has many other applications. It is also used in event settings like concerts and conferences, and business meetings or job interviews.
In-person interpreting is just one of the comprehensive language access solutions LAMP provides. We have assisted clients across multiple industries with high-quality professional interpretation and translation services in both spoken languages, as well as American Sign Language (ASL), for more than 20 years.
Scheduling an In-person Interpreter
Scheduling an in-person interpreting session with LAMP is fast and easy. Our convenient online scheduling system allows users to input requests and get updates like when and which interpreter is assigned to an appointment. Clients are also able to review interpreter compliance information.
Service Areas for in-person interpreting
- St. Louis, MO
- Springfield, MO
- Kansas City, MO
- Kansas City, KS
- Carbondale, IL
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