Deaf Relay Interpreters

Reflect BSL aim to meet the need of every client. For some Deaf people a BSL/English interpreter is enough. In other situations, however, especially when a Deaf person has additional needs, they require the services of a Deaf relay interpreter.

Some members of the community, for example, who are often termed ‘grass-roots’ can struggle to understand basic concepts and linguistically their signing structure is complex. In these instances a BSL/English interpreter may not meet their full need. A Deaf relay interpreter is required to ensure concepts are understood, and communication flows smoothly for all involved

Similarly a relay interpreter would be required if a Deaf person has recently moved to the UK and their first language is a different indigenous sign language, or if a person has a mental health condition or learning disability.

A Deaf relay interpreter will work with a registered BSL/English interpreter to make sure that the Deaf person is fully aware of all communication and information being given.

If you would like further information on the work of a Deaf Relay Interpreter please get in touch with us via our contact page.

You can book a professional by visiting our online booking form here.