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      Different ways to communicate

      Are you having trouble communicating with friends or family? Are you finding it increasingly difficult to communicate in a noisy workplace? Find out more about British Sign Language (BSL) interpreters and other forms of communication support as well as how you can help to improve communication in the workplace.

      Do you want to find out more about British Sign Language? It's the most common form of sign language in the UK and has been recognised as a language in its own right since 2003.

      If you're sometimes called to last minute and urgent meetings, video interpreting can solve the problem of getting a British Sign Language interpreter at short notice.

      If you're thinking about studying British Sign Language, we have lots of great resources to help you learn fingerspelling, which is used to spell out particular words.

      If you have hearing loss and prefer to communicate through lipreading and speech, you may find a lipspeaker can help you to lipread.

      If, when you make telephone calls you can't hear the other person's voice or don't catch all that they're saying, or they can't understand what you're saying, the Next Generation Text service can help.

      If you're attending meetings or conferences, a speech-to-text reporter can provide a real-time translation of what is being said so that you can participate fully.

      Are you finding it difficult to communicate in your workplace? Do you struggle with phone calls, and meetings? There's a lot you can do to improve your situation, from equipment to communication support.