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Kent Deaf Interpreting Service (KDIS)

KCC has set up Kent Deaf Interpreting Service (KDIS) to provide a range of communication services to people who are deaf or deafblind. Any public sector organisation in Kent can use the service.

They have a small team of in-house BSL interpreters, backed up by a framework of local interpreters and agencies to provider different types of communication support, including:

  • British Sign Language (BSL)
  • Deafblind Manual (visual-frame and hands-on)
  • Social haptic communication
  • Manual and electronic note taking
  • Lip speaking (English and other languages)
  • Palantypists and speech-to-text-reporting (STTR)
  • Note taking.
  • Documentation translation and audio-visual transcription
  • In-vision translation

You can find out more in their leaflet here and book an interpreter via their website here.