What is a Sign Language Translator?

Registered BSL Translators (RSLT) work by translating written text to British Sign Language (BSL). They can relay from English to BSL, using live broadcast, on a one-to-one basis or from a video recording.

Sign Language Translators are used for deaf people who use BSL as their first language and who may not understand written English.

They may be used to translate information from English to BSL for the following:

  • Letters
  • Forms
  • Documents
  • Leaflets
  • Websites

BSL video version of the page

BSL & Lipspeaker video versions of the page​

Sign Language Translators work in different domains such as:

  • Law
  • Social Care
  • Politics
  • Education
  • Health

NRCPD Registered

Sign Language Translators are qualified and registered with the National Registers of Communication Professionals working with Deaf and DeafBlind people (NRCPD). They follow a Code of Conduct, have an up to date Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS), hold Professional Indemnity Insurance (PII) and are subject to a complaints procedure.

NRCPD Sign Language Translator

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