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Does the thought of managing a large meeting over video cause you anxiety? Well, imagine adding in a new dimension, such as a meeting that needs to be interpreted into British Sign Language, and this may further contribute to your fear.
Well, don’t worry because there are video relay services for BSL interpreted meetings available, such as BID Services.
To start, it’s important to bear in mind that the use of video relay interpreting causes more fatigue than face to face interpreting. That’s because sign language is a three dimensional language and receiving this on a two dimensional screen requires more intense concentration. To ensure the interpreter can deliver a high standard of interpretation, and to support the wellbeing of both the interpreter and the deaf participant(s), the following guidelines should be followed.
Top Tips for managing your meeting over video relay:
We hope you find these tips helpful.
Interpreting Team Leader
To find out more about BID Services or for more information on ESPO’s 402 framework please click here or contact the People and Professional Services team on:
t: 07584 158137
BID Services is a charity. We work in partnership with people with a sensory impairment, as well as those with a physical disability or mental health. Our mission is to provide high quality services and opportunities that make it possible for people to have choice and control over their lives.