Booth for simultaneous interpreting
The booth is soundproof and gives us good working conditions.
It keeps input and output apart:
We listen to the speakers through our headphones on one ear,
while monitoring ourselves on the other ear.
For jobs lasting more than an hour, a booth is needed.
It also ensures that our work does not disturb the audience.
A technician must be present in the room at all times.
Place us with a free view of the speakers and the slides,
and outside hearing range of the audience.
Headset for whispered interpreting
They must have incoming sound and hand-FREE microphone.
A technician or expert user must be present in the room at all times.
Said person has the full responsibility for the proper working of the equipment,
including setting it up and instructing the audience in the proper use of their headsets.
The audience may not gesture or talk to us during our work.
This is because we need to concentrate on the job at hand.
This is when we interpret only when no-one else speaks.
No special equipment needed.