BBC News discuss online BSL interpreting.
Sourced from: BBC News
When? 23 January 2013
Online interpreting is not ideal. Face to face interpreting is better.
However, in emergency situations and when a local interpreter can’t be booked, online interpreting is very useful.
The BBC News article (written by the See Hear team) discusses different communication options: text relay, texting, video links and online interpretation.
The article also discusses SignHealth’s service, InterpreterNow!
“Interpreter Now! – a new service due to launch in the spring – has the potential to be a heavyweight competitor if this happens. It’s a merger of two major existing services, SignHealth’s SignTranslate and Sign on Screen, run by Deaf Network UK – a network of several deaf charities including Deaf Connections, Royal Association of the Deaf, Nottinghamshire Deaf Society and Deaf Direct – which means it will have access to large numbers of BSL users in the UK.”
Have you used SignTranslate or InterpreterNow? What do you think of it?