Making your services accessible

contactSCOTLAND-BSL is Scotland’s first and unique Government funded VRS (Video Relay Service) that enables Deaf British Sign Language (BSL) users access to civil and civic life. Provision of a video relay service assists public services meet their legal obligations in relation to the: Human Rights Act 1998, Equality Act 2010 Patient Rights (Scotland) Act 2011 British Sign Language (...
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What and who can be contacted using contactSCOTLAND-BSL

Scotland’s public sector is made up of many different organisations covering health, central government, charities, local councils, commissioners and tribunals. mygov.scot is the place for people in Scotland to access public services that are easy to find and simple to use - browse the list of organisations by A-Z or sector (type). View here: mygov.scot    
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Presentations

We have been extremely busy over the past couple of months giving presentations and live demonstrations all over the country ... In the past 2 months we have provided presentations and live demos at: Glasgow Deaf Connections Inverness Deaf Club Aberdeen Deaf Club West Scotland Deaf Children's Society City of Glasgow College Dundee Voluntary Action In addition we have atte...
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New Promotional Videos now Available

We have produced a number of promotional videos on contactSCOTLAND-BSL. These, by use of real life situations, clearly explain what the service is about. Please feel free to download these or embed them in your own website and/or use them in any marketing of your services to encourage Deaf BSL users to engage with yourself. You can view/download all the promo videos here: http://contactscotland-b...
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The Gathering – SECC Glasgow

Come and visit us at SCVO's The Gathering 2017 at Glasgow's SECC - we'er at Stand number 78 - You can even book a time slot for a chat: https://thegathering.eventgrid.com/Page/22216/contactscotland-bsl @scvotweet #lovecharity The Gathering is an unmissable event for people working in the third sector to network, showcase what they do and learn from each other. Key themes for 2017 include ...
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Warm welcome at Inverness Deaf Club

A warm welcome was given to Andy Irvine on his visit to Inverness Deaf Club on the evening of Saturday, 18th February. Good to see old friends again. Members of the club who attended enjoyed the presentation of contactSCOTLAND-BSL and found it interesting and looked forward to using the service in future. Thanks to Chairman John Alexander Montgomery for all the arrangements.
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Mention at Scottish Parliamnet

contactSCOTLAND-BSL mentioned during questions to Maureen Watt, Minister for Mental Health - 9th February 2017. National Health Service (Support for British Sign Language Users) Gillian Martin (Aberdeenshire East) (SNP):  To ask the Scottish Government how the NHS supports patients who communicate using British Sign Language. (S5O-00665) The Minister for Mental Health (Maureen Watt):...
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Live demo

Thanks to Deaf Connections staff in Glasgow for the warm welcome 'home' to give a presentation and live demo of the service to Deaf Care Staff. Even with the technical issue with the projector, we were able to gather round iPads, mobile phones and Laptops to see just how useful using contactSCOTLAND-BSL can be. Looking forward to a return visit for other members of the staff team. If you ...
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Live Chat now available

We are pleased to announce that our 'Live-Chat' sessions will be starting on the 2nd of February and thereafter the first Thursday of every month. Times for the Live-Chat are from 2pm to 3pm We will review this from time to time and may extend the hours if needed. This facility is currently  for BSL users only. To use the live chat - contact contactSCOTLAND-BSL in the usual way - using...
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