BSL Interpreting

Sign Language

Interpreters

British Sign Language (BSL) was recognised as a language in its own right in 2003. It is the preferred language of more than 150,000 individuals, 90,000 of which are not English natives.

To enable these people to communicate more effectively and to gain equal access to information, services and support, BSL interpreters are vital.

BSL Interpreters

British Sign Language

The role of BSL interpreters is like that of spoken language interpreters – they facilitate communication between English speakers and those whose native language is BSL, a visual-gestural language with a distinctive grammar which involves a combination of:

  • Hand shapes and movements
  • Lip patterns
  • Facial expressions
  • Shoulder movements
  • Body language

BSL interpreters are not only skilled in facilitating communication, but also in ensuring that any subtle linguistic or contextual differences are clearly conveyed.

We recommend the assistance of a professional BSL interpreter for all clients who use BSL, especially in formal or official settings.

Book A BSL Interpreter

Required fields are marked *

    BSL Interpreters

    Why Use Us?

    Clear, precise and effective BSL interpreting requires extensive training. At Translate UK, we only work with expertly skilled and professional BSL interpreters who are registered with the National Register of Communication Professionals working with Deaf and Deafblind People (NRCPD), and who have been vetted and DBS checked. To ensure professionalism and compliance with GDPR regulations, we also ask that our interpreters sign a code of conduct and data protection agreement before undertaking any work with us.

    When working with any of our BSL interpreters, you can be assured of:

    • High-quality services, whether face-to-face or remote.
    • A flexible, personal approach.
    • Clear and confident conduct.
    • Extensive experience handling different matters, including those of a sensitive nature.
    Why Use Us

    NRCPD Qualified Interpreters

    We have an extensive network of BSL interpreters, all of whom are NRCPD qualified. Our interpreters are highly skilled and have extensive experience handling all kinds of different matters, including those of a sensitive nature. 

    Why Use Us

    Confidential and Secure

    All our interpreters are vetted, and DBS checked, and we ask that our linguists sign a code of conduct and data protection agreement before undertaking any work with us.  This is to ensure professionalism and compliance with GDPR regulations.

    British Sign Language Interpreters

    Why Use

    BSL Interpreters?

    Whilst some BSL users can lip read many cannot and often words with similar shape patterns can be misunderstood. We recommend the assistance of a BSL interpreter for all clients who use BSL, especially in formal or official settings.

    Why Use Us

    Remote Interpreting Available

    Our interpreters are available for both face-to-face and remote appointments. Our flexible approach allows our customers to connect with an interpreter in the way that works best for their business. Speak to your interpreter face-to-face or through your choice of video call platform.

    • Zoom
    • Skype
    • Microsoft Teams
    • Cloud Video Platform
    Why Use Us

    Here To Help Your Business

    We always work with a flexible approach, ready to meet the unique needs of your business. For ongoing matters, we know that it may be preferable to have the same interpreter at a number of appointments and we will always try our best to make this possible.

    Our Services

    You May Also Like...

    At Translate UK we are passionate about enabling everyone to communicate effectively and engage fully.

    Although BSL is the most common, a diverse range of signed languages are used across the UK, and we provide sign language interpreters for some of these languages.

    We also provide deaf relay interpreters, as well as interpreters who interpret for clients who are both blind and deaf.

    Deaf Relay

    Assisting those who are not fluent in BSL.

    Lip Speaker

    Individuals trained to assist lip reader.

    Note Taker

    Providing notes for those busy lipreading.

    Interpreters

    Face-to-face and remote interpreters