Access Bedford is working with a range of organisations to improve access for the D/deaf community to services, by helping to create clear information around the use of interpreters. This includes cards with booking information, top tips and access ideas.
If you have any ideas about services where interpreter cards would be useful please get in touch with us firstname.lastname@example.org
Interpreter / Communication Cards
On the Record Communication Card for BSL in the NHS and Adult Social Care
Bedford Borough Council with Access Bedford have created information for deaf parents and teachers to support communication in school. Full details below – print and keep!
Bedfordshire Police – a number of PCs and PCSOs have been learning sign language this year. Look out for them by the BSL badge on their clothing.
Bedford Hospital Audiology – are using a new pager system to support D/deaf patients to know when they are being called for their appointment. Ask at reception for more information.