Communication support

Five things to tell us when booking a BSL interpreter

When contacting us to book a British Sign Language (BSL) interpreter, please give as much detail as you can.

The following information will ensure you receive the most appropriate communication support for every situation:

1. Why you’re booking a BSL interpreter

As the UK’s largest provider of communication support for people who are deaf or have hearing loss, we supply BSL interpreters for a wide range of situations. Whether you’re seeking support for a job interview, work meeting, training course, medical appointment or other setting, please tell us why you’re booking a BSL interpreter so we can provide the most suitable communication professional every time.

2. Who needs support

When you contact us, we’ll ask you about the specific needs of the person who requires communication support to see whether a BSL interpreter is the best option. We can also supply speech-to-text reporters, lipspeakers, electronic and manual notetakers, and deafblind interpreters.

Booking a BSL interpreter

3. One-off booking or long-term contract

Whether you want to make a one-off booking or arrange a longer term contract, we’ll provide a BSL interpreter who best meets your requirements.

4. How many BSL interpreters you require

We can advise whether you’ll need to book one or two BSL interpreters. For assignments of up to two hours, one communication professional is usually enough, as long as there are breaks. If you require support for over two hours, we may recommend two BSL interpreters.

5. Details about the assignment

The more you can tell us about the assignment, the better equipped we will be to meet your specific needs – date, time, duration, venue and number of people likely to be present.

Find out more

For more information or to book a BSL interpreter call us on 0845 685 8000 or fill out an enquiry form. We are rated ‘Excellent’ on Trustpilot.

 

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