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InterpreterNow is a service that enables deaf and hearing people to communicate with each-other. We deliver immediate access to online interpreting for deaf British Sign Language (BSL) users.

The service can be accessed through any laptop, PC/Mac or, Android or Apple tablet and smartphone via the InterpreterNow App.

InterpreterNow can be used in the workplace for face-to-face meetings, appointments, in shops or businesses and for telephone conversations – where deaf people can call a business or service and they can call them back.

All you need is a good Internet connection.

InterpreterNow is a social enterprise, fully owned by the Deaf Health Charity SignHealth. Together, we are dedicated to providing high quality services to improve the health and wellbeing of deaf people.

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InterpreterNow delivers services to…

Business

The UK is a vast and diverse market. The spending power of disabled people and their families is worth £212 billion. This includes deaf people who make up 1 in 7 of the population.

Making your services accessible is the right thing to do and makes good business sense.

InterpreterNow will help your business attract thousands of deaf customers and recruit and retain talented deaf employees. Our service will enable your business to comply with equality legislation and, for health and social care service providers, the Accessible Information Standard.

InterpreterNow already provides deaf people access to many different public, private and charitable organisations such as NHS England, Police 101, Public Health England and the Scottish Government.

Find out how your business can benefit from working with InterpreterNow.

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Deaf Users

InterpreterNow is a service that enables deaf BSL users to communicate with hearing people via an online BSL interpreter.

Using a smartphone, tablet or computer, you can download the InterpreterNow app, or go to the InterpreterNow website, and connect to an interpreter.

The interpreter will phone a hearing person or organisation for you and relay the conversation. You can also use InterpreterNow if you are in a face to face situation, perhaps with your GP, a nurse or a shop assistant, by signing to the interpreter on screen.

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InterpreterNow is SignHealth's online interpreting service. Using a computer, phone or tablet, deaf and hearing people can communicate via an interpreter.
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InterpreterNow4 months ago
Colette needed medical advice quickly after her child fell over and badly hurt their face.

She used the NHS 111 Sign Language Service to get help.

Memnos went to meet Colette to ask her about her experience....
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InterpreterNow4 months ago
Lots of people have asked us how to register for InterpreterNow, so we have made a short video to show you.... We hope it helps!
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InterpreterNow5 months ago
Thank you to everyone who has liked InterpreterNow - we like you!
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Lisa is deaf and needed medical advice.

She used the online NHS 111 BSL service.

We met up with her to ask what it was like using the service for the first time.
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InterpreterNow is free to use!

All the calls are free & the app is free to download too.

Memnos explains more....
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InterpreterNow5 months ago
A useful video about staying safe in a terrorist attack.

From Leicestershire PLOD
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Following the recent events in London, here is a useful video (with BSL) to explain how to keep yourself safe... https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2jGEN3nvzag
5 months ago
@NanakiEdCullen @SignHealth Thanks for sharing your experience Lisa - a lot of other deaf people now know and use the service because of you 😀
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@NHSEngland Thanks so much for sharing this vital information for the #deaf community #NHS!
5 months ago
☀️ Do you need non-emergency health advice in #BSL about dehydration/sunburn? Use @NHS111 open until midnight. https://t.co/cbnTudZgu7
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@beccytad @NHS111 Many thanks!👍 We appreciate the support.