British Sign Language users
InterpretersLive! video service
Torbay and South Devon NHS Foundation Trust enables British Sign Language users to contact us using a sign language interpreter, through the InterpretersLive! service, provided by Sign Solutions.
Our InterpretersLive! video service hours are 8am to 12 midnight, 7 days a week. If an Interpreter is not immediately available, you can hold or retry later. Outside of these hours please contact us to pre-book an Interpreter who can be online within 30 minutes.
This service is accessible via a Windows supported devices and Apple Mac.
If you would like to connect via an iPad/iPhone/android tablet, please download the compatible app, and once registered enter firstname.lastname@example.org into the search box and click to make a video call.
The service is compatible with the following browsers:
- Google Chrome version 46 and later
- Firefox version 45 and later
- Opera version 39 and later
If you are using Safari 9 or Internet Explorer 11, you will be prompted to download a plugin. You will only need to do this once. Next time you access the service, you will be taken straight to the call button.
Alternatively, contact Sign Solutions for further help or to provide feedback on the service.
Sign Solutions providers of InterpretersLive! are certified ISO 27001 and ISO 9001, all data is processed and held securely. As a certified organisation we are committed to continuous improvement and are externally assessed annually, to ensure progress is maintained.
BSL interpreting cards
As a member of the 2015 NHS Employers Equality and Diversity Partners Programme, we have been fortunate to share ideas with our colleagues around the UK. Another NHS organisation, together with their local authority have consented to us adopting the below BSL interpreting cards.
The cards will enable service users to highlight to staff their additional needs. As a BSL user (patient, parent, carer, relative), please hand this card to a member of staff who will find instructions on the reverse on how to book translation and interpretation services. Staff will book a double appointment where possible to allow time for interpretation together with the ensuring the additional need is flagged on your personal records.
For more information on how to use this card, please see the supporting leaflet on How to use the BSL Interpreting Card.