A smiling ASL interpreter works with a client on the CLI MERFi video interpreting platform.

Online ASL Interpreter Services: Improving Access with Sign Language Support

Through on-demand video interpretation platforms, online American Sign Language (ASL) interpreter services allow deaf and hard-of-hearing users to securely access a sign language interpreter within seconds. This provides real-time communication for meetings, appointments, webinars, interviews, calls, and more through any internet-connected device.

ASL Video Interpreter Services

At CLI, our talented team of ASL interpreters relies on the user-friendly MERFi platform to provide secure and reliable video remote interpreting (VRI) access for deaf and hard-of-hearing clients.

As a HIPAA-compliant platform, MERFi sets the standard for convenient, remote ASL interpretation:

  • Delivers an easy-to-use interface optimized for visual communication with HD video and smooth streaming.
  • Provides live interpretation and signing for real-time conversations.
  • Allows remote attendance by deaf community allies, additional interpreters, experts, or family members for extra support.
  • Offers easy appointment scheduling in advance to reserve ASL interpreters.
  • Includes an integrated chat function, allowing typed conversations and written instructions when needed as a visual supplement.
  • Ensures top security with HIPAA compliance, protecting private data and confidential conversations.

By leveraging MERFi’s intuitive platform and features tailored for visual communication, our video interpreters can securely connect deaf and hard-of-hearing users to vital services.

Benefits of Online ASL Interpreter Services

Virtual interpreting services provide invaluable and practical advantages to ASL users, as well as to organizations and businesses seeking to communicate across languages.

Users can connect with sign language interpreters within seconds. This provides flexibility without needing to schedule in-person appointments or maintain prohibitively expensive full-time interpreters on-site. Other benefits include:

Increased Accessibility & Inclusion

  • Removes communication barriers for deaf and hard-of-hearing individuals.
  • Allows full participation in situations that lack on-site ASL interpreters.
  • Helps organizations maintain compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) to ensure that people who are deaf or hard of hearing have the right tools and support to communicate effectively.

Convenience & Availability

  • On-demand interpreters are available 24/7 within seconds.
  • More convenient than booking in-person interpreters in advance.
  • Accessible via any internet-connected device.

Cost-Effective & Flexible

  • Pay only for interpreting time needed, with minute-by-minute billing.
  • No need to hire full-time ASL interpreters who may be underutilized.
  • Scalable solution that serves fluctuating business needs

With on-demand video interpreter platforms, businesses can conveniently provide professional sign language access without expensive overhead. ASL users can access more services, content, and opportunities that may have previously been inaccessible due to language barriers.

How It Works

Connecting with an ASL interpreter through CLI’s video remote interpreting platform is fast, simple, and intuitive.

  • Sign in: Enter your access code to sign in to the CLI video interpreting web address.
  • Select the language: Choose ASL for routing to an interpreter in the appropriate language.
  • Connect visually: Within seconds, an ASL interpreter appears through high-definition video, ready to facilitate your conversation.

Experienced ASL Interpreters from CLI

At CLI, we hand-pick exceptional American Sign Language interpreters to facilitate clear communication. Our skilled interpreters have the following:

  • RID certification: 100% of our ASL interpreters are certified through the Registry of Interpreters for the Deaf (RID) and their respective state.
  • Years of signing experience: With 7–10+ years actively practicing professional interpretation, our ASL specialists have cultivated versatility across many different interpreting scenarios. 
  • HIPAA compliance: CLI interpreters annually renew their HIPAA certification, exhibiting readiness to handle protected information with integrity and sensitivity.
  • Specialized knowledge: Whether navigating healthcare terminology, legal proceedings, academic lectures, or financial planning, our interpreters have experience adapting to specific industries and environments with precise signing skills.

By combining extensive real-world practice with professional standards, our ASL interpreters have both the skills and compassion to understand and relay complex conversations with clarity.

Why Choose Certified Languages International

When you select a partner for American Sign Language video interpreting services, Certified Languages International is the premier choice. We provide 24/7 on-demand access and vetted ASL interpreters who are highly experienced in ASL interpreting over video. Our user-friendly VRI platform optimized for visual communication ensures the highest quality video for clear, accurate conversations.

Some top reasons to partner with CLI include:

  • Regulatory expertise: CLI ensures you comply fully with critical laws and standards requiring interpreter assistance, like the Americans with Disabilities Act, Affordable Care Act, and Joint Commission.
  • Rapid video/audio access: Connect staff and patients with professional interpreters in under a minute via convenient, on-demand video sessions.
  • Attentive support: Friendly, responsive CLI account teams provide customized implementation guidance, ongoing assistance, and 24/7 multilingual support.

Contact us for a free quote and to learn more about how our online ASL interpreting services can assist you.

Frequently Asked Questions

How do I access an online ASL interpreter?

You simply log in to a secure video interpretation platform, enter your preferences, and get connected with an interpreter.

Is online video interpretation confidential and secure?

Yes, trusted platforms are encrypted, HIPAA compliant, and prioritize customer privacy.