Deafblind Tactile / Hands-on Interpreters
Deafblind Tactile / Hands-on interpreters provide access to communication for Deafblind people. Communicating with people with dual sensory loss requires specialist skills and an ability to combine a variety of communication techniques, this may include Manual Alphabet, Visual Frame Signing, Tactile / Hands-on Signing and Lipspeaking.
Settings where Deafblind Tactile / Hands-on Interpreters: Here are some examples - this list is not exhaustive
- Legal settings: Court cases (Crown and/or Procurator fiscal), Police station, Tribunal services, Solicitor appointments.
- Health Appointments: GP, Dentist, Hospital, Optician, Podiatrist etc..
- Community: Accessing groups, Attending classes.
- Council Services: Council appointments and Meetings.
It is important to state the preference of the Deafblind person when booking, so that their needs can most easily be met.