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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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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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Latest News

Pulsant feature InterpreterNow in case study

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InterpreterNow enables deaf people to connect to an online interpreter via a smartphone, laptop or computer (iOS or Android). The online interpreter will interpret for a face-to-face conversation or via a phone call to a hearing person.
InterpreterNow4 days ago
Do you have a health problem and want advice or information from a professional? You can use InterpreterNow to phone NHS 111 - watch this video to find out how...
InterpreterNow2 weeks ago
Would you like to know more about InterpreterNow? Watch our short BSL video (with subtitles) and Like us on Facebook to keep up to date with who you can call, including NHS 111 ....
InterpreterNow4 months ago
InterpreterNow’s Video Relay runs on highly secure, high-availability computer servers and we chose Pulsant to provide and look after this technology for us.

The equipment sits inside a fortress-like building in Milton Keynes, and with it’s own power supplies and standby diesel generators is pretty much disaster-proof

Check it out!

InterpreterNow5 months ago
What's the difference between VRS and VRI?
Video Relay Service - 'VRS' & Video Remote Interpreting 'VRI' what's the difference - watch our short video
InterpreterNow6 months ago
Hello and welcome to the new InterpreterNow page!

Up until now we've shared our updates on the SignHealth Charity Facebook, but lots of people have said they'd like a separate page for InterpreterNow. So that's what we've done!

If you ...
- want to ask a question about InterpreterNow
- need help downloading the app, or any other technical advice
- or simply what to know what we're up to (!)

please click 'Like' to see our posts. Memnos is here to explain more....
InterpreterNow10 months ago
3 days ago
We've posted a #BSL video on Facebook with more information about calling #NHS111 via the #signlanguage service. Search for InterpreterNow https://t.co/I9BLnnvUa4 Interpreter_Now photo
5 days ago
If you're #deaf and want to speak to someone about #deaftherapy in #BSL, use InterpreterNow to contact @SignHealth / @BSLHealthyMinds https://t.co/U3nXITRLam
1 week ago
#NHS111 has a #signlanguage service for #deaf people. Watch the #BSL video on our Facebook page for info: https://t.co/OYwcX8ILIQ https://t.co/htOEttLxhw Interpreter_Now photo
1 week ago
Power cut? Don't panic! Call Western Power Distribution @wpduk using their new #InterpreterNow #signlanguage service #deafawarenessweek https://t.co/vMwMEArYOZ Interpreter_Now photo
2 weeks ago
@signcodeuk Thanks for a great blog about #NHS111 !