To book an interpreter please book through Hub Hive our online booking system. Hub Hive allows you to monitor the progress of your request, see the name of the interpreter and all the costs for full transparency.
Deaf Hub specialise in Sign Language Interpreting by finding the most appropriate interpreter for the job, to ensure that effective communication takes place.
We get lots of questions about the different types of communication support, like what type of service you may need; for ease we have summarised a list of the different types of communication professionals and what to expect from each of them:
Sign language interpreters transfer meaning from one spoken or signed language into another signed or spoken language. They use their skill and knowledge of the two languages, and their understanding of cultural differences, to transfer a message in one language into the other.
Relay/Intralingual Interpreters are Deaf professionals who work with Deaf people with specific or complex language needs, such as a learning disability, mental health condition, idiosyncratic or non-standardised sign language use, or limited language development.
Sign language translators translate written text from one language into another. Most often this will be written English into a signed language for the purposes of broadcasting or online distribution.
Speech to Text Reporters use a phonetic keyboard to immediately show spoken words on a monitor or screen for real time communication. They provide a complete transcription of spoken words and include notes of environmental sounds, like laughter and applause.
Interpreters for deafblind people use manual communication to enable deafblind people to understand, participate and interact. The interpreter also relays visual and other non-verbal information, for example reactions to what has been said, movement of other people and what they are doing.
Lipspeakers repeat spoken messages for people who can lipread. They ensure clear communication in critical situations or when there is more than one voice to follow. Lipspeakers use facial expression, natural gesture and fingerspelling to support communication.