Preventing Health Care Barriers with SLIAO VRI
“Because of communication barriers, Deaf people tend to avoid going to the doctor, resulting in more frequent visits to the ER with higher rates of misdiagnosis. That lack of preventative care also elevates Deaf people’s risk for things like cardiovascular disease, a risk-factor for severe Covid-19.” (Sara Novic)
Our health care systems must take responsibility for ensuring communication access for all Deaf and hard of hearing individuals.
SLIAO Video Remote Interpreting (VRI) provides a safe alternative to in-person interpreting. Reach an American Sign Language-English interpreter in seconds via a smartphone, tablet or laptop.
To learn more visit – https://sliao.ca/services/vri/