What do they do and how do they work?

A Registered Sign Language Translator (RSLT) is a Deaf Interpreter who translates from written text/English into BSL.

Deaf Interpreters are native, first language BSL users.  They are able to use their years of experience to produce BSL in a way that is understood by Deaf BSL users.

Who would use this service?

You will need a Deaf Interpreter/Translator to make your information accessible in BSL to fully engage the deaf community.  This content can then be used on your websites and social channels.  They can also be used for live broadcasts.

Deaf Interpreters also work Legal and Mental Health settings, with Deaf people who have limited language skills, a learning disability, mental health problem or use another Sign Language.

They will work alongside a BSL Interpreter, who will relay the information from English to BSL and then the Deaf Interpreter will convey this message in a more accessible format.

We would always recommend you ask the deaf person what service they would prefer, as this could change depending on the setting.