LiNKS Will Demo Video Remote Interpreting Service

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LiNKS Sign Language & Interpreting ServicesLiNKS Sign Language & Interpreting Services’ attendance at the March 9 Professionals in Human Resources Association’s (PIHRA) Diversity, Cross-Cultural and Leadership Summit is perfect timing since the new accessible design standards of Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) take effect March 15, 2011.

The Department of Justice amended its regulation implementing title III of the ADA. The title III rule adopts new standards for accessible design that are consistent with the ADA/ABA Accessibility Guidelines, which includes 9 ADA design standards.

One of those provisions requires access to Video Remote Interpreting (VRI) services, and LiNKS will be demonstrating its new video conferencing service. The rule includes VRI services as a kind of auxiliary aid that may be used to provide effective communication. VRI is an interpreting service that uses video conference technology over dedicated lines or wireless technology offering a high-speed, wide-bandwidth video connection that delivers high-quality video image.

“This summit provides us the opportunity to present our VRI service to the business leaders and HR professionals attending the conference,” said Chuck Scarpaci, Director of LiNKS.

VRI can be used in a number of situations including work, meetings, doctor visits, classrooms and in law enforcement. VRI can be used anywhere and no advanced scheduling is required.

“There are more than 875,000 estimated people who are Deaf or Hard of Hearing in the greater Los Angeles metropolitan area who need equal access to communications for every day circumstances,” said Scarpaci.

The summit will be held inside the Pyramid at The Pointe Conference Center, 1250 Bellflower Blvd., located at California State University, Long Beach from 7:30 a.m. to 4:15 p.m. One of the many workshops will discuss the elements of the new amendments to the ADA and how to accommodate the newly disabled in California.

To learn more about LiNKS Sign Language & Interpreting Services and its Video Remote Interpreting Services, visit their booth from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Wednesday, March 9.

LiNKS Sign Language & Interpreting Services, a division of Goodwill SOLAC, provides short and long-term ASL, Trilingual, and Video Remote Interpreting services to businesses, government agencies, organizations and private individuals for Deaf and Hard-of-Hearing clients within the greater Los Angeles, Ventura, Riverside, and Orange counties. Visit their Website at or email them at

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