Remote Interpreting Services
Irish Remote Interpreting Service (IRIS) is a collaborative project between, The Irish Deaf Society (IDS), Deaf Hear and Sign Language Interpreting Service (SLIS). The Irish Remote Interpreting Service (IRIS) provides a live video-link service to an Irish Sign Language interpreter, using a variety of programmes such as Skype, ooVoo or WebEx. The interpreter is based in the SLIS centre and interprets using a computer with internet access and a webcam. This is an additional service and does not replace face-to-face interpreting.
Service providers such as Government Departments, Citizen Information Offices, Solas (formerly known as FÁS), County Councils and Schools can avail of this service.
IRIS is particularly suitable for:
- Short Meetings (30 minutes max)
- Remote Relay (Phone Calls)
- Information Enquiries
- Parent Teacher Meetings
- Form Filling
- Meetings with your Employer/Supervisor
Please note that Government Departments, Public Bodies/Services are obligated by law to ensure their services are accessible to Deaf clients (Equal Status Acts 2000; Equality Act 2004; Disability Act 2005 where reasonable accommodation is specified). This project is funded and Supported by the Citizens Information Board.
Places and services that now have IRIS include the following – click here
How to book
You can contact SLIS by:
Text/Mobile: 086 012 5900
Phone: +353 0761 07 8440