Support for Deaf Employees
Under the Equalities Act 2010, all organisations and employers have a duty to support Deaf employees be enabling equal access to employment opportunities and inclusivity at work.
InterpretersLive! aids organisations in fulfilling this obligation by providing a mixture of video and in-person interpreters that allow Deaf employees to make phone calls, participate in meetings and training and engage fully with hearing clients and colleagues.
Access to Work will usually help fund the cost of any ‘reasonable adjustments’ needed to improve access for your Deaf employee, including the provision of in-person and video Interpreters and other types of communication support. You can also make your employee helplines accessible to your Deaf employees using a video relay service link on your intranet pages.
Use InterpretersLive! at your workplace
Many Deaf employees across the UK rely on InterpretersLive! to communicate with their managers, colleagues, and clients, quickly and instantly.
Whether working alone, or communicating in meetings, they can easily access the video interpreting service from their desktop, tablet or personal phone.
InterpretersLive! often does not come at a cost to the employer and can be funded as a ‘reasonable adjustment’ under the Government Access to Work scheme. Contact us today to find out more about our services and Access to Work.
We not only provide interpreters via video, but also face to face
InterpretersLive! is provided by Sign Solutions, an interpreting agency offering a wide range of communication support for Deaf people.
Click to visit the Sign Solutions website to find out about the types of interpretation support available for you or, if you know what you need already, click to contact the team straight away.
"56% have experienced discrimination in the workplace due to being deaf or hard of hearing."
Are you an organisation looking to attract, recruit and retain Deaf employees?
If so, you have come to the right place. Our helpful team can provide advice and support in these areas: