Online interpreting service update
|Since January 2013 we have been providing an interpreter every Monday to enable deaf people to make phone calls independently. Unfortunately the funding for this vital service has not been forthcoming, and we are ceasing the free online interpreting provision as of the 1st September 2014.Our service was based on the principle of open access for all, with no constraints on usage or geography. Sadly there is disparity around the country for deaf people, with some areas having funding arrangements in place and others not. We have limited funding for Worcestershire residents only; please contact us if you live in this area for more information.
If you live in an area which does not currently have a service set up or a funding agreement in place, we are happy to liaise with your local authority or other statutory body to discuss the commissioning of the service.
We are still able to provide online interpreting services for purchasing customers. This includes providing remote interpreting for health appointments or work related activities. These can be funded via a local contract, Access to Work or Direct Payments where applicable. Please contact us if you would like more information.
We are working closely with our partners to provide high quality online and remote interpreting services for a variety of domains, and look forward to announcing developments in this area in the near future.