National roll-out for sign language interpreting service
New video call service for deaf people is UK first
A nationwide roll-out of a new online interpreting service will allow deaf people across Scotland to use sign language to contact public sector services.
The Scottish Government has announced today the extension of the current NHS 24 online British Sign Language (BSL) Video Relay Interpreting Service pilot to the rest of the public sector in Scotland.
The new Scottish Government-funded service, contactSCOTLAND, will mean deaf people can now speak to public services, such as their local council, doctor’s surgery and the Scottish Government, without the need for someone to call on their behalf.
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