Welcome to Sign Communications North West BSL Interpreters

Sign Communications NW BSL interpreters provide a professional interpreting service, interpreting at a wide range of events including:

  • Business
  • Conferences
  • Theatre productions
  • Employment situations
  • Legal and medical settings
  • Training sessions
  • Educational assignments
  • Religious situations

We always endeavour to book an interpreter nearest to your nominated venue. Although our administrative base is near Blackburn, our interpreters come from a wide area including:

  • Liverpool
  • Blackpool
  • Preston
  • Chorley
  • Lancaster
  • Morecambe

Services Available

We offer:
Sign Language Interpreters and Communication Support Workers
Experienced and qualified professionals to assist in situations which require British Sign Language (BSL) and English interpreting.

Hands-On, Visual Frame or Deafblind Interpreting
Experienced professional interpreters to assist Deaf blind people, providing hands-on Deaf blind manual alphaet or Visual Frame interpreting.

Notetakers
It can be difficult for a Deaf person to write notes when they are watching a BSL speaker or interpreter/lipspeaker, notetakers may be used to provide written notes or a summary of lectures or meetings.


Roles

What does a BSL/English interpreter do?
A BSL/English interpreter facilitates communication between a Deaf person and a hearing person.

They interpret from one language to the other. In the UK this will usually be from British Sign Language (BSL) to spoken or written English, or spoken or written English to BSL.

Interpreting is a recognised profession and interpreters train for many years.

They need a good level of English, relevant qualifications in BSL, and they should have completed approved interpreter training.


Quality

We pride ourselves in delivering a service of exceptional standards, with all of our interpreters having police clearance and proof of their qualifications stored in our database. We endeavour to provide the best standard of interpreter/translator to meet the communication needs of each individual Deaf person.