VISS Sign Language Interpreting Service (Shropshire) Ltd

The Visual Interpreting and Communication Service in Shropshire (VISS) is a not-for-profit company established in 1994. It provides professional communication services for Deaf, Deafblind and Hard-of-Hearing people living in Shropshire, Telford & Wrekin and bordering counties.

Interpreters

(NRCPD Registered)
British Sign Language (BSL) / English interpreters are trained professionals who work between spoken English and British Sign Language, which enables Deaf and hearing people to interact in as natural a way as possible.

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Deafblind Interpreters

(NRCPD Registered)
Deafblind interpreters work with people who have a dual sensory impairment using a variety of tactics.

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Speech-to-text Reporters

(NRCPD Registered)
STTRs or Palantypists produce transcripts of what a speaker is saying which can viewed on a monitor or projected onto a screen.

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Lipspeakers

(NRCPD Registered / Association of Lipspeakers Registered)
Lipspeakers work with deaf/deafened people who use spoken English and lip-read.

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Notetakers

(NRCPD Registered)
Electronic and manual notetakers who take spoken English into English text.

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Translation Services: BSL/English

(NRCPD Registered)
Sometimes English is not accessible to deaf people, particularly those that have BSL as their first/preferred language.

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Deaf Relay Services

(NRCPD Registered)
Deaf Relays are trained Deaf professionals that work in conjunction with BSL Interpreters

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Deaf Awareness Training

Full or half day courses to create good communication between deaf and hearing people.

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Out of Hours / Emergency Contact

In the event of emergencies occurring outside of normal office hours please call our emergency number and a member of the booking team will be able to assist.

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Professional communication services for Deaf, Deafblind and hard-of-hearing people living in Shropshire and Telford & Wrekin.

Testimonials

HR Officer

“As an organisation, we have been most impressed with the services provided by VISS. We will certainly use their services in the future to benefit the welfare of our deaf and hearing-impaired employees. As a local business, we would highly recommend the services of VISS.”
2016-11-29T14:41:33+00:00
“As an organisation, we have been most impressed with the services provided by VISS. We will certainly use their services in the future to benefit the welfare of our deaf and hearing-impaired employees. As a local business, we would highly recommend the services of VISS.”

GP

“VISS interpreting service has made a tremendous difference to my deaf patients and myself. Consultations are speedier and easier and the stress of finding a common language has been removed.”
2016-11-29T12:34:18+00:00
“VISS interpreting service has made a tremendous difference to my deaf patients and myself. Consultations are speedier and easier and the stress of finding a common language has been removed.”

Manager

“It’s a pleasure to work with VISS. Very professional, and experience shows in their approach to work. Great communicators for any required subjects.”
2016-11-29T14:42:01+00:00
“It’s a pleasure to work with VISS. Very professional, and experience shows in their approach to work. Great communicators for any required subjects.”

Deaf Service User

“I am deaf and I always book a VISS Interpreter for my appointments. It makes me feel confident that I have access to all the information and can ask questions. I am very happy with using VISS now and in the future.”
2016-11-29T14:42:53+00:00
“I am deaf and I always book a VISS Interpreter for my appointments. It makes me feel confident that I have access to all the information and can ask questions. I am very happy with using VISS now and in the future.”