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British Sign Language

Effectively Communicate With Your Customers

British Sign Language (BSL) is a visual means of communicating using gestures, facial expression, and body language. Sign Language is used mainly by people who are Deaf or have some form of hearing impairment and is widely used amongst the Deaf community in the United Kingdom.

There are more than 10 million people in the UK with some form of hearing impairment and Action on Hearing Loss estimate that this figure will grow to over 14.5 million by 2031.

Importantly, all organisations are legally responsible for ensuring that they have made ‘reasonable adjustments’ to enable hard of hearing individuals to access their services.

Why LanguageLine?

At LanguageLine Solutions, we are able to provide British Sign Language interpreters on a national scale and have been doing so across the NHS and local government since 2005.

We currently provide qualified and experienced interpreters to healthcare organisations in London, the North West and Sheffield in addition to a number of Police forces in  the South of England.

Over the years we have developed a strong reputation amongst the professional BSL interpreting community and our clients as a company that provides only the highest quality and most experienced NRCPD registered interpreters.

We are Corporate Supporters of ASLI and ensure that we engage interpreters on fair terms, thus promoting the continuous development of the existing interpreter pool, and encouraging trainee interpreters to seek full qualification and career progression.

At LanguageLine Solutions, we are able to provide British Sign Language interpreters on a national scale and have been doing so across the NHS and local government since 2005.

Training and Development

Training and implementation is something that we take very seriously. We employ a dedicated implementation team who work closely with our clients to ensure that all of their staff are fully trained and understand how and when to use our service.

We also appreciate that understanding British Sign Language and how staff can effectively engage with the Deaf community can be a challenge to any organisation. This is why we offer a range of additional services to our clients including Deaf awareness training and coaching in the use of basic sign language.

Importantly, we don’t just train your staff – we train our own employees too. Members of the LanguageLine team regularly take part in British Sign Language and Deaf awareness training days to help them better understand the Deaf community and the challenges they face.

Our Interpreters

LanguageLine Solutions has developed a large pool of highly qualified BSL interpreters that are directly recruited from the NRCPD database, the body that regulates communication professionals who work with Deaf and Deafblind people and sets standards of professional practice. We believe that providing BSL interpreters directly, rather than via a sub-contractor reduces risk and enables us to provide a more transparent and high quality service.

How do I book an interpreter?

If you have an ongoing requirement for BSL interpreting, or would like more information about our services in general please contact us at 0800 169 2879 or email us via enquiries@languageline.co.uk.

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