CORA Health Services, Inc., doing business as CORA Physical Therapy (“CORA” or “the Company”), a top-10 national operator of outpatient physical therapy services, is excited to announce a relationship with Purple Communications Video Remote Interpreting (VRI). Effective immediately patients will have on-demand access to American Sign Language (ASL) interpretation services in-person, or by way of Video Remote Interpreting (VRI) services.
Purple VRI is an ASL interpretation service that provides communication between deaf or hard-of-hearing individuals and hearing persons that are in the same location. With VRI, patients at CORA can communicate directly with ASL interpreters at the click of a button and with no minimum time requirements.
“We are thrilled to expand in-person care for individuals that are deaf or hard-of-hearing through access to experienced ASL video interpreters,” said Kessem Winger, EVP, Chief Compliance Officer, Chief Clinical Officer & Privacy Officer at CORA Physical Therapy. “Purple VRI is the perfect fit for CORA as a secure and easy to use platform for remote communication between patient, therapist, and a licensed interpreter.”
VRI interpreters are now available on-demand at all CORA clinic locations 24/7/365 at no extra cost to patients. Scheduling an interpreter in advance is not required. All Purple VRI interpreters are fluent in English and in ASL, which combines signing, finger spelling, and specific body language. Purple also employs Spanish-speaking ASL interpreters.
Winger added: “We were in search of a forward-thinking partner who has a reputation for delivering superior results. Purple VRI checks all the boxes having scored 100% on the Disability Equality Index (DEI) in addition to being named as one of the Best Places to Work for Disability Inclusion. We look forward to building a brighter future together.”
If you or someone you love can benefit from the services of a video remote interpreter, book your next appointment by visiting www.coraphysicaltherapy.com/book or speak with your therapist to learn if VRI is right for you. To learn more about Purple, visit https://purplevrs.com/about.