Telephone interpreting services for prisons & detention centresFebruary 22, 2022
Telephone interpreting is mostly required in situations where it is especially difficult for an interpreter to be present in person, such as in prisons or detention centres.
This type of interpreting may also be called for in an emergency situation where there isn’t enough time for an interpreter to reach the required location.
Here at Welcome Translation Experts (WTE) we have many years of experience in the provision of telephone interpreting services. Each of our hand-picked telephone translators has the language skills and experience required to handle telephone or Skype interpreting assignments in an emergency, or other difficult circumstances.
The challenges of telephone interpreting
Telephone interpreting has additional challenges as the telephone translator is unable to see body language of the speaker, and it can be more difficult to make sense of what is being said. This can be particularly difficult if there are technical issues or if the sound quality is not satisfactory.
However, new technology means that this type of interpreting is evolving. For example, online interpreting via Skype or video calls is already in use and is likely to become more and more sophisticated.
For further information or to book a telephone interpreter, use this contact form to get in touch with the Welcome Translation Experts telephone interpreting services team.