Extending Scottish sign language service to third sector

A project which allows deaf people across Scotland to contact public sector services is being extended into the third sector (“community groups, voluntary organisations, charities, social enterprises, co-operatives and individual volunteers”).

Launched a year ago and funded by the Scottish Government, contactSCOTLAND uses online video relay interpreting to enable Deaf BSL users to have increased access to public services in Scotland.

See official news release for more background, or the BSL executive summary.

Also see contactSCOTLAND’s ‘Information for Public Authorities/Third Sector front line staff‘.

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