Kent Freelance Interpreters Group

Freelance BSL interpreting services from Kent

Community

Find out about our involvement with the deaf community, and view our community resources.

Avoiding Discrimination in the Workplace

Deaf Client? Under the 2010 Equality Act, employers & companies have to make sure they make provision for their Deaf employees. The Citizens Advice Bureau has produced a helpful Advice Guide which sets out the rights of Deaf people, including...

FAQs

What do the registration levels mean? RSLI – Registered Sign Language Interpreter TSLI – Trainee Sign Language Interpreter What do the different coloured badges mean? Yellow – RSLI Blue - TSLI Why do I need to book a registered interpreter?...

Using a BSL/English Interpreter

BSL/English Interpreters should be registered professionals. They work in a great many settings, for example legal, medical and education, to name just a few. They are qualified to work between two languages ensuring the meaning comes across as...

What is Access to Work

Access to Work is a government scheme which can help Deaf people in work to pay for interpreters, communication equipment or fares to work. An assessor decides what help the Deaf employee needs and the employer is reimbursed for the most of the cost...

Who is not a BSL/English Interpreter?

Someone who has passed BSL Level 1, 2, 3 or 6, but has no interpreter training, is not an interpreter. They may be competent in the language, but they have had no formal training on how to interpret between English and BSL. This knowledge and skill...