in some cases they end up calling a telephonic interpreter. This is the case with court, hospitals, welfare appointments, SSA appointments, different administrative hearings etc.
I provide telephonic interpretation from home and about 30% of my calls are due to a no-show or late-show interpreter. Now, this is a large percentage IMO. However, most of these calls are short, since the interpreter finally makes it there.
Richard Creech wrote:
I am curious as to how agencies handle situations when an interpreter fails to show up for an assignment. The client has arranged a meeting, perhaps hired others to be there (court reporter, catering, etc.)