Deaf Relay Interpreting

Deaf Relay


Here at Translate UK, we provide Deaf Relay Interpreters to assist with communication across the deaf community. Our Deaf Relay interpreters are highly trained and experienced individuals, who work across the United Kingdom.

Deaf Relay Interpreting

What Is

Deaf Relay?

Deaf relay interpreters are deaf professionals who work alongside British Sign Language (BSL) interpreters to assist members of the deaf community who are not fluent in BSL.

An individual may not be fluent in BSL due to any number of different reasons. This may be because of a learning difficulties or mental health issues, or because they make be more familiar with a sign language from another country.

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    Deaf Relay

    Why Use Us?

    Translate UK provides experienced, professional Deaf Relay interpreters across the country. Our interpreters are NRCPD qualified individuals, who have been vetted and DBS checked. We pride ourselves on providing a high-quality service, with a flexible, personal approach. Whatever the situation, we are here to assist you with your unique language needs.

    Why Use Us

    NRCPD Qualified Interpreters

    We have an extensive network of Deaf Relay interpreters, all of whom are NRCPD qualified. Our deaf relay interpreters usually work with the same BSL interpreter for most of their work, allowing for seamless communication between the two.

    Why Use Us

    Confidential and Secure

    We can provide vetted, DBS checked interpreters, 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.

    Deaf Relay Interpreters

    When To Use

    Deaf Relay Interpreters

    It is not always suitable to use standard BSL alone. Other members of the deaf community, often termed grassroots deaf, use unstandardised, complex and rare signs, which may not be well suited for assisting in every situation. Those who are grassroots deaf may also be experiencing difficulties understanding basic concepts and general knowledge. Our deaf relay interpreters will adapt BSL so that the client has a full understanding of the information being given and will interpret the client’s response back into BSL.
    Why Use Us

    Remote Interpreting Available

    Sometimes face-to-face interpreting is not a viable solution. When this happens, we are prepared to continue to meet your needs remote. We provide remote services through a variety of different platforms, so you can always connect to the interpreter you need.

    • 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 several appointments and we will always try our best to make this possible.

    Our Services

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    Our Deaf Relay service is one of many services we provide to assist deaf communities across the country. We can provide interpreters for British Sign Language, as well as select few additional sign languages, as well as interpreters for those who are both blind and deaf. In addition, our Lip Speakers are trained to aid with lip reading and our Note Takers can provide notes for those busy lipreading or watching a sign language interpreter.

    Sign Language

    BSL interpreters for the hearing impaired.

    Lip Speaker

    Individuals trained to assist lip reader.

    Note Taker

    Providing notes for those busy lipreading.


    Face-to-face and remote interpreters