The Council is providing a service which will benefit our customers who are deaf or hard of hearing. This service provides instant access to a Sign Language Interpreter for customers who use British Sign Language (BSL). The service also caters for Irish Sign Language (ISL) users on a request basis.
The service is free from your own home, as well as being simple, fast and secure.
SignVideo at our Venues
The service currently gives you access to an online BSL interpreter at the following Council offices and leisure venues, Monday to Friday from 9am-5pm:
Cookstown Council Office
Cookstown Leisure Centre
Mid Ulster Sports Arena
Dungannon Council Office
Dungannon Leisure Centre
Connecting to a SignVideo Interpreter
You can connect directly to a SignVideo BSL Interpreter using the links below:
Sign Video for Council Offices and Leisure Facilities
How does it work?
To contact the SignVideo Interpretation Service via a computer, you’ll need video capability and broadband access. Then follow these steps:
Click on SignVideo links above to make a call from your browser
Connect to a SignVideo interpreter and they will confirm you are contacting Mid Ulster District Council
You will then be connected to a registered BSL interpreter and can start the conversation in BSL (British Sign Language)
Please note that SignVideo offers this service to MacBooks and PCs running Windows.
Check your operating system requirements
Before using SignVideo BSL Live, please check you meet these basic requirements as a minimum.
You’ll need to have a computer or device with one of the following operating systems:
Your computer or device will need to have one of the following browsers:
Bandwidth of at least 512kbps upload and download.
How does this work?
We connect to a fully qualified SignVideo interpreter using an iPad, so you can see them on the screen. They will assist you to communicate with our staff. If you need any help, a member of staff will be available to assist.
You can also contact us to book a face-to-face interpreter through SignVideo on our website – we may need up to two weeks’ notice to arrange the meeting.
For SignVideo troubleshooting and technical help, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org or call 020 3388 0771.