ACCESS TO WORK
Supporting your deaf employees to improve their working life
Support for deaf people in work
Access to Work is a benefit funded by the Department for Work and Pensions. It was created to help employees with disabilities or health conditions that make their job harder. Involve Interpreter aims to support deaf people in work or self-employment by providing specialised support to improve the quality of their day-to-day life. If one of your employees has hearing loss that affects their job, it’s important that changes are implemented in the workplace. These changes are essential to make sure deaf people are not unfairly disadvantaged while doing their job.
Involve Interpreter Access to Work
Involve Interpreter offers specialist services for deaf people in employment or self-employment, providing them with vital video-based communication at work. This includes BSL translation of documents and emails, BSL translation into written English and more.
We recognise that every deaf person is different and needs different types of support for their job. There is no one-size-fits-all when it comes to deafness, therefore we prioritise tailoring our Access to Work services to suit the customer.
We can offer a range of quality communication services, make working life easier and more productive for your employees. All of the services we offer can be pre-booked, ensuring that your employee gets support exactly when they need it, which means no delays accessing support during busy periods. Because we are able to provide support remotely, this can be beneficial if an in-person interpreter cancels, or a meeting is called last minute.
You can register to book online for interpreters or language professionals at any time or date to suit your needs, making communication accessible for all. Our service is flexible and can be accessed on any device that is connected to the internet, from work or from home.
Services we Offer
- Interpreters can help employees manage phone calls
- BSL translation of documents or emails
- Interpreters can translate BSL into written English for professional reports
- Access to video content without subtitles (BSL translations or written text)
- Assistance with forms, applications or letters and relay them into BSL
- Support business meetings
- Lip-speaking interpretation
Features of Involve Interpreter
No software or downloads required
Simple 3-click access through our intuitive portal
Integrated equipment check
Screen share – for sharing documents and web pages with your communication professional
Invite guests – using their email or mobile number to add participants to your call
If you have employees that are deaf or hard of hearing, it is vital that you put in place the appropriate measures to ensure their working life is not affected by their disability. This fulfils your obligations under the Quality Act 2010. Access to Work will also show your employees that you support them and your business has good practices, as well as saving you time and money. Please use the contact form below to register your interest in supporting your employees with Access to Work.
If you require an update on your application for Access to Work funding, please contact them directly: https://www.gov.uk/access-to-work
If you require BSL support in your employment, or have a member of staff who requires BSL support, please contact us using the form below: