Being an interpreter myself, I have first hand knowledge of the professional needs of interpreters and what is required to make communication successful for consumers who are Deaf or Hard of Hearing.Linda Sokol, Virtual VRI
Virtual VRI offers the most reasonable hourly rates in the VRI industry!
We take great pride in our exceptional, personalized customer service, treating consumers with care and respect. Communication is a basic human need, and Virtual VRI is proud to be an integral link between the Deaf and hearing worlds.
We also offer CART/TypeWell transcription services and spoken foreign language interpreters.
Virtual VRI Owner
Linda Sokol has a degree in Sign Language Interpreting and has worked full time as a freelance interpreter since 2000 in a variety of settings. She also worked as a VRS interpreter for over five years. She has attended numerous professional development workshops and conventions and has been involved in several organizations and clubs. Linda holds the Educational Interpreter K-12 certificate and the RID Certificates of Interpretation and Transliteration. Virtual VRI was founded in 2009 by Teresa Vonloh and Linda Sokol. In 2015 Teresa stepped down as co-owner due to other commitments but is still an integral part of VRI. Virtual VRI would not have been what it is today without Teresa’s past and current involvement.
Stacie began working as a sign language interpreter in May 2010, and added TypeWell transcribing to her resume in August of the same year. She started working for Virtual VRI in June 2017 as a transcriber, and soon after began taking on duties in an administrative capacity. As both a sign language interpreter and a transcriber, Stacie is perfectly suited to the management of the agency because she comes with first-hand knowledge of what both the clients and the providers need for a successful appointment. Stacie lives in Kansas City, Missouri with her husband and 5 children, ages ranging from 16 down to 1. When she isn’t working or running kids around, she likes to relax by reading or bowling. Fun fact: Stacie’s husband is from Norway and Norwegian is often the language being spoken in her home in an effort to ensure the kids are fluent in both Norwegian and English!
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Virtual VRI provides you with the very best interpreters skilled in ASL, PSE, and SEE along with their knowledge of Deaf Culture and expertise in diverse fields. Their professionalism and personalities are exceptional!