What is InterpreterNow?
InterpreterNow is an online interpreting service that deaf people can use to communicate with hearing people, in face-to-face meetings or over the phone.
Using a smartphone, tablet or computer, deaf people can make a video call to a fully qualified and registered BSL interpreter. The interpreter will then phone a person or organisation for you, relaying your conversation or, interpret for you in a face-to-face meeting.
Making a call to a hearing person or organisation
You can use InterpreterNow to call a service or individual. The service or individual must be signed up to InterpreterNow too. When you make the call you will be connected to a fully qualified British Sign Language (BSL) interpreter.
Please regularly check the ‘Who can I call’ page to see which services have signed up to use InterpreterNow
Receiving a call from a hearing person or organisation
A hearing person or organisation can call you back directly using InterpreterNow. If you want to receive videos calls from our online interpreters, you need to leave the InterpreterNow app running on your smartphone or tablet.
When you answer the video call, the interpreter will appear on your screen. They will tell you who is calling and will then interpret the conversation between you and the hearing person.