American Sign Language Video Remote Interpreting Services

The American Sign Language (ASL) Video Remote Interpreting (VRI) Service provides infrastructure, service, and training to accommodate deaf incarcerated individuals enrolled in vocational or educational courses. VRI streams its service through the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation (CDCR) network and the existing video conferencing infrastructure to aid deaf incarcerated individuals in their path to a successful rehabilitation. This service provides reasonable, yet innovative, accommodations for incarcerated individuals that use ASL under the Americans with Disabilities Act. Teachers and counselors who have one or more ASL deaf incarcerated individual(s) in a rehabilitative class or session are trained on implementing this system. VRI training includes the operation of the equipment, scheduling VRI services, and logging utilization and quality of the video conference sessions.


  • California Institution for Men
  • California Medical Facility
  • Richard J. Donovan Correctional Facility
  • Substance Abuse Treatment Facility

Contact Information

(916) 445-8035