InDemand Interpreting Partners with Chicago Hearing Society

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Using video remote interpreting technology, CHS ensures deaf and hard of hearing patients receive the best quality care

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Chicago Hearing Society is now able to provide immediate access to medically qualified and certified interpreters for the deaf and hard of hearing 24 hours a day, seven days a week, for more than 2,000 health facilities throughout Chicago.

InDemand Interpreting, a language services improvement company and video remote interpreting (VRI) provider within Healthcare, announced a new partnership with Chicago Hearing Society (CHS), to provide video remote interpreting technology as an option for patients who are deaf or hard of hearing in a medical setting.

CHS, a division of Anixter Center, provides an essential service that empowers the deaf, deafblind, hard of hearing and hearing people to contribute and collaborate through an array of programs and assistive technology throughout the Chicago metropolitan area.

“We believe that every patient deserves equal access to quality care, and if a live interpreter hasn’t arrived yet, or isn’t available, VRI is an excellent alternative,” said Karen Aguilar, the director of CHS. “Working together with InDemand Interpreting, we are able to immediately connect patients and providers with medically qualified interpreters, which continues to support our high standards for quality of care.”

Through the partnership with InDemand Interpreting, Chicago Hearing Society is now able to provide immediate access to medically qualified and certified interpreters for the deaf and hard of hearing 24 hours a day, seven days a week, for more than 2,000 health facilities throughout the Chicago Metropolitan area.

“InDemand is proud to partner with CHS to ensure that every individual, including persons who are deaf and hard of hearing, receive the highest quality care,” said InDemand Interpreting Chairman and CEO Cecil Kost. “We support our partner organizations by providing immediate access to the most experienced medical interpreters and highest quality video technology available.”

InDemand Interpreting and CHS will be demonstrating video remote interpreting technology at the Illinois Health and Hospital Association Conference on May 10th.

In addition to American Sign Language (ASL), InDemand Interpreting also offers medically trained and certified interpreters in 21 languages and more than 200 spoken languages at the touch of a button. For more information about InDemand Interpreting please visit http://www.indemandinterpreting.com or call
1-877-899-3824.

Chicago Hearing Society also offers a full service audiology clinic, domestic violence and victim assistance programs, youth and parent support programs, health insurance and tax assistance programs, sign language classes and assistive technology. For more information about Chicago Hearing Society please visit http://www.ChicagoHearingSociety.org or call 773.248.9121.

About InDemand Interpreting
InDemand Interpreting was founded in 2007 with the vision of ensuring that every patient receives the highest quality healthcare, regardless of language, cultural background or disability. By delivering the most experienced medical interpreters and highest quality video technology InDemand Interpreting provides doctors, nurses and clinicians the language access they need to provide the best possible care. Visit InDemand at http://www.indemandinterpreting.com

About Chicago Hearing Society
Chicago Hearing Society (CHS) empowers deaf, hard of hearing and hearing people to communicate, contribute and collaborate by providing a wide array of programs, services and assistive technology products throughout the Chicago metropolitan area. CHS is a resource for social services, advocacy and support programs, and provides products that enhance communication for deaf and hard of hearing people.

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