Sussex
Sign
Language
Translators and Interpreters

Welcome

The Sussex Sign Language Translators and Interpreters group is a membership body for translators, interpreters and lipspeakers registered with the National Registers of Communication Professionals working with Deaf and Deafblind People (NRCPD) living and working in Brighton and Hove, East and West Sussex.

The group was established in the late 1990's as a professional support group; it has grown in number year-on-year.

An important part of the group's work has been to maintain and raise standards, spreading awareness of the importance of using suitably trained and registered translators and interpreters; this supports the position of the Association of Sign Language Interpreters (ASLI), the professional body for interpreters in England, Wales and Northern Ireland.

Work on this website was started in November 2010 and primarily provides a public directory of members, in time it will develop to include other features. Membership of the group also includes the use of a mailing list (e-group or forum) for internal communications and keeping each other updated on national, local and regional issues.

The group welcomes new members who are NRCPD registered, living and working in the area. Please use the Join SSLTI page to submit your application.


Translators, Interpreters, Lipspeakers and the importance of registering with the National Registers of Communication Professionals working with Deaf and Deafblind People

Communication professionals provide services that facilitate effective communication between one or more deaf or deafblind people and other people in a particular situation. That can be at the doctor's or at work, in the police station reporting an incident or in a safety briefing at the local gym, in a hospital with a consultant or at a school parents' evening.

NRCPD registered communication professionals have all achieved recognised qualifications in their discipline and work to strict professional codes of practice. Registration is the only guarantee that providers of communication services have met safe-to-practice standards. By becoming registered sign language translators or interpreters are agreeing to be subject to a Code of Conduct and a Complaints Procedure. As part of the registration sign language translators or interpreters are required to provide evidence of a Criminal Records Bureau (CRB) Enchanced Disclosure certificate and Professional Indemnity Insurance (PII).

Registered communication professionals have demonstrated commitment to the highest professional standards. Their services are needed in most formal and many informal settings. It is a requirement to use only registered interpreters in court and police environments.

Only using services provided by registered professionals clearly demonstrates a commitment to meet responsibilities to provide equal access under human rights and disability discrimination legislation.

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