The Irish Remote Interpreting Service (IRIS) as it’s now called is available on three mornings per week.
Bookings can be made for appointments on
Tuesday, Thursday and Friday mornings from 10am to 1pm
The technical requirements for the current service is
- Broadband over 10Mb to ensure this better achieved by an installed broadband line rather than a wireless connection or a portable USB (such as Imagine etc)
- Logitech provide good cameras for about €40 if it is for desktop computers, it requires a high enough spec to show good movement , most laptops have inbuilt cameras now which are high enough spec but can also have additional cameras added through a USB port.
- Speakers and microphone (if using a laptop most have speakers and microphone inbuilt) if using a webcam it is possible to purchase good headsets reasonably cheaply- Logitech etc
- To download OoVoo or Skype, which are the current programmes that we are using – both of these are free programmes and shouldn’t be difficult to put onto the network if they aren’t able to install them at local level
For a more personal explaination of IRIS - see the article in the Irish Examiner 1st March 2013 http://www.irishexaminer.com/lifestyle/signing-up-to-new-options-for-the-deaf-224132.html