InterpreterNow goes live in Wales
InterpreterNow - the Video Relay Service (VRS) from SignTranslate - went live today in South Wales, connecting Deaf people with healthcare professionals, InterpreterNow enables Deaf people in Bridgend, Neath and Port Talbot, to make their own healthcare appointments from home.
The service supports calls to anything 'healthcare' so contacting dentists, doctors, hospital, opticians, pharmacies or seaking medical advice from healthcare organisations is fast and simple.
All the Deaf person needs is an internet-connected computer with a simple webcam - and SignHealth, the charity who developed the service, are giving away free webcams to Deaf people wishing to use InterpreterNow.
Marie Amanoritsewor, former equality lead for Neath Port Talbot and Bridgend localities commented, "Until now Deaf BSL users here have relied on friends or family members to make healthcare appointments on their behalf. This will dramatically change with the introduction of InterpreterNow enabling Deaf people to book their own appointments from home, whenever they want."
For more information about InterpreterNow please email firstname.lastname@example.org or call Bob on 01494 687630