Some of the organisations and individuals that we work in partnership with or closely to, or who provide excellent resources for our members and clients.
The National Registers of Communication Professionals working with Deaf and Deafblind people. This organisation registers BSL interpreters as well as Lipspeakers, Deafblind interpreters and other language professionals working with the Deaf community.
RBSLI The Regulatory Body for Sign Language Interpreters and Translators (RBSLI) is an independent, voluntary regulator established in 2015. All members on the Register have satisfied RBSLI entry criteria. All registrants adhere to the RBSLI Code of Ethics.
Association of Lipspeakers. This is the main body that represents lipspeakers. They aim to promote lipspeaking and its good practice and encourage the further development of lipspeaking as a communication service
National Union of British Sign Language Interpreters is a branch of Unite acting for interpreters, translators and Deaf interpreters in a collective aim to protect our working rights. www.nubsli.com
British Deaf Association. The BDA is the largest deaf membership organisation in the uk. Since the BDA was founded in 1890, its primary purpose has been the status and recognition of the Deaf Community and British Sign Language (BSL) in the United Kingdom. www.bda.org.uk
This is a blog run by and for deaf people. Edited by Charlie Swinbourne, who writes for the BBC, it contains a range of stories that give insight into the deaf world, and why communication is so important. www.limpingchicken.com/about