iOS 11 Recognises QR Codes

iOS 11 recognises QR codes

If you are lucky enough to have a new iOS11 smart phone or tablet, you may already know that you can scan QR codes without having to download a third party QR reader app.  The iOS camera app is now able to recognise the QR codes within iOS11 so it’s really straightforward to use All you need to do is … Read More

Our Intrepid Ian Cockburn Takes On Tough Mudder Challenge

Our Intrepid Ian Cockburn Takes On Tough Mudder Challenge

Our intrepid Ian Cockburn will be taking up the Tough Mudder Challenge again this year on Sunday 10th September at Cholmondeley Castle with all funds raised going to Liverpool Deaf Community. Ian completed the course last time and although we think he’s a bit barmy he’s going for it again!!! Lots of photos to follow of Ian surviving the Tough … Read More

Inclusive Communication and Accessible Information

Inclusive Communication and Accessible Information

A recent article published by Scottish Council on Deafness (SCoD) couldn’t have read my mind better. Here’s a short snippet of what they had to say: Inclusive Communication and Accessible Information Communication is a two way process. It is how we understand others and express ourselves. Inclusive communication goes further and includes a mutual respect and equal access. It is … Read More

Childline Provide Access to BSL Counselling

Childline Provide Access to BSL Counselling

Childline is a free 24-hour counselling service for children and young people up to their 19th birthday in the United Kingdom. The service is provided by the NSPCC and now provide access to BSL counselling. I can’t imagine how difficult it must be – and how brave any child is – to make the decision to ask for help from people … Read More

Samsun 2017 Deaflympics Torch Relay Under Way

Samsun 2017 Deaflympics Torch Relay Under Way

The ceremony of lighting the torch for the Summer Deaflympics 2017 was held yesterday in front of the Maison du Sport International in Lausanne, Switzerland. This marks the symbolic start of the games which will see the flame travel around Europe and Turkey before being officially presented to the organisers on 18th July at the Samsun Stadium Opening Ceremony. From … Read More

iBSL Lead the Way

iBSL lead the way

iBSL (Institute for British Sign Language) are leading the way by having made their qualification specification information fully accessible. Tutors can now watch the BSL translation of the information by using the signcodes at just the touch of a button. Check out iBSL’s website – www.ibsl.org.uk/news/exciting-news/ iBSL is an UK awarding organisation accredited by Ofqual. They provide a range of … Read More

Proactive or Reactive: Equality for Deaf People

Proactive or Reactive: Equality for Deaf People

We are hoping like many other organisations to make government and companies more pro-active in their approach to deafness. Unless a situation arises where something has gone wrong government and companies tend to be very reactive in their approach to providing equality for deaf people. The recent campaign to make the Election Manifesto’s accessible in BSL shows how unaware government … Read More

NHS111 – Saving Lives

NHS111 - Saving Lives

Great news!! We will be working in partnership with NHS Choices to provide signcodes for the NHS111 service. Interpreter Now will provide VRS for any of your calls. Watch this space for updates and don’t forget “ Use it or lose it”. We need to keep the ball rolling and by using the available signcodes we have a strong case … Read More

Signcode at Deaffest 2017

Signcode at Deaffest 2017

Members of the Signcode team attended Deaffest in Wolverhampton on Saturday 13th May. A great day was had by all and we had many visitors to our stand wanting to see how we could help them. People were interested in trying out our codes and had a fun time looking at how our signcodes work. We even had a special … Read More

Signcode at NHS UK E-Health Event

Gill & Jeff attended the NHS UK E-Health event at London Olympia where they were able to meet representatives of NHS Digital and other innovators. There was lots of interest in Signcode and how we could help provide access for Deaf people. Although English, foreign languages and braille have been adopted for information there is still very little for Deaf … Read More