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

We Need Your Stories!

We Need Your Stories Signcode UK

We need you! Have you encountered communication barriers with customer service teams? Does your bank provide important information that is hard to understand? Is it hard to find health information in a clear accessible format? Do you miss out on offers from big companies because their message is not clear? Signcode UK would like to hear your stories and learn … Read More

Service Feedback Questionnaire

Signcode UK Service Feedback Questionnaire

We have recently launched a service feedback questionnaire and would love to hear your views! The questionnaire is being used to gather feedback and opinions about your accessibility to services as a Deaf person and service delivery. All feedback is welcome so we can find ways to help and improve your access to various services. Please take a few minutes … Read More

Tablets 4 Health

Tablets 4 Health and Signcode UK

Introduced in 2015, Tablets 4 Health assists Deaf people when they access health services. Users are given a tablet that connects to a remote interpreter via the internet. Using the tablet’s webcam, the BSL interpreter will translate BSL to health care staff and GPs, putting Deaf people in control of their access and making the process simpler for all involved. … Read More