Born in 2004, a new video technology enterprise, SignVideo, was founded by Jeff McWhinney, a well-known Deaf entrepreneur who fought tirelessly for equality of the Deaf and hearing communities. SignVideo introduced the videophone to the UK Deaf community, providing instant access to British Sign Language interpreting through video conferencing.

Today, we are a predominantly BSL-led organisation with a reputation for high quality, customer-focussed services and standards. Every day of the year, SignVideo are delivering BSL interpreting 24/7 for Deaf and Deafblind BSL users through VRS solutions commissioned by the public and private sectors in government, NHS, councils, banks, telecommunications providers, helplines and many other types of organisations across the UK.

Life can be so simple sometimes. To spark a meaningful conversation, all we need to do is simply say ‘Hello’, either with a warm wave when you greet a familiar face, or a polite smile to form connection. Because in this world, us humans are the only ones who can talk about the phases in life, dreams and aspirations, inspired inventions, or personal heroes. To initiate, we can connect, build relationships and create opportunities; and that can only happen when people from different languages, cultures and backgrounds can be meaningfully understood.

The comprehensiveness and quality of SignVideo VRS provide the means to say hello from day to night as we understand the power and value of building a relationship. Let us, as the most experienced intercultural expert, make saying hello easier.
At SignVideo, life begins with hello.