At the heart of terptree is a mission to change the world for deaf people. We believe that the way to do this is to enabling access to high-quality education, whether that be for deaf people, hearing people, sign language students or sign language interpreters.
In 2015, world leaders agreed to 17 goals for a better world by 2030. These goals have the power to end poverty, fight inequality and stop climate change. Guided by the goals, it is now up to all of us, government, businesses, civil society and the general public to work together to build a better future for everyone.
We believe that businesses have the power to make significant change in the world, we do this through the Global Goals, which are 17 goals that were put together by world leaders to create a better world by 2030.
The two goals where we have impact are:
4. Quality education – eliminate all discrimination in education and improve universal literacy and numeracy
10. Reduced inequalities – ensure equal opportunities and end discrimination.
Despite being in the developed world, deaf children in the UK are not guaranteed a consistent, accessible and high quality education. The Guardian published an article stating that Educational support for deaf children in England ‘in complete disarray’. A report shows that the number of specialist teachers has been cut...read more +
The connection starting when we received an email from one of our Sign Language Interpreters - Wendy Everingham telling us about the time she spent volunteering in Burundi within the local deaf community. She first went out there in 2011 accompanying a deaf person visiting from the UK and volunteering as an Interpreter....read more +
One of Parliament’s main role is to examine the work of the government through questioning ministers, debating and committee work. Another central role of Parliament is to make new laws as well as making changes to existing legislation. In order to reduce inequalities, it is vital that deaf people are...read more +
We contacted terptree for a signer to help us out at a Parents Evening. They quickly found someone in the local area that was happy to come out in the evening to sign and accompany a parent around the hall translating their child’s progress.
We were very happy with the quick prompt service that we received from terptree. They liaised well between us and the signer. Thank you, we will certainly use terptree again.
Kennet School, Thatcham |
Sky Productions inherited terptree as a ‘recommended company’ from previous colleagues and managers. But we are more than happy to continue relationships with them.
We use both technical and colloquial terms, so it’s so beneficial to be able to use a BSL Interpreter provider that understand these, and the interpreters from terptree can do so.
Using terptree has enabled us to have a more personal relationship with our deaf team member that is more than just the written word in emails and text messages. It means we can communicate on a broader level, so it’s beneficial to both her and us.
There is improved understanding and a better rapport. We can also provide a more effective ‘person to person’ staff training process and address any issues in an appropriate manner and environment.
We highly recommend terptree to anyone needing more than an average BSL interpreter!
Sky Productions (BSkyB) |
“It is because of the services we can offer through terptree that deaf students are actually able to come here.They have the ability to access all their classes and attend appointments.And that’s integral because if they haven’t got an Interpreter then they can’t access any information and they might not be able to come to University.
I would definitely recommend them; one of the main reasons being is because I do think they offer a professional service.They are an exceptional organisation.”
Middlesex University | Sharon Rankin