Interested in becoming a BSL interpreter?
|Crufts… the Queen… ITV News… conferences… theatre… Olympic Torch… museum tours… it’s all glamour isn’t it! |
Well no, mostly it isn’t. Our interpreters work incredibly hard, racing around the three counties we serve and beyond, providing vital access to information and communication for deaf and hard of hearing people. The hardest and most rewarding work we do is hidden from sight. An interpreter knows they have done a good job when the people involved in the conversation (deaf person and hearing person) forget the interpreter and only remember the conversation. This means we have relayed everything and reflected each speaker so well that they feel like they have talked to each other directly, and not through a third party.
Having said that, it is a tremendously rewarding job. Our recent posts will hopefully give you a flavour of what we do, but please contact us if you would like to know any more.
If you are interested in training to become a British Sign Language Interpreter, do please email firstname.lastname@example.org for a factsheet.