In The South

BSL Interpreters confirmed for Brighton Pride

Gary Hart July 8, 2015

The Brighton & Hove LGBT Community Safety Forum through their constituted initiative, Accessibility Matters, will be working with Performance Interpreting, to deliver British Sign Language (BSL) at this years Pride event.

Brighton Pride 2014

Performance Interpreting provide BSL Interpreters to music and entertainment venues across the UK. They deliver quality access to deaf people, enriching and enabling the deaf community to share experiences in wider society.

Performance interpreters are highly skilled professionals with a wealth of experience and qualifications in both interpreting and performing arts.

They promote equality for deaf people through the provision of access at music venues, festivals, concerts, live gigs, opera, comedy, dance, poetry, parades, public events, fringe, ceremonies, celebrations, and the Arts.

Performance Interpreting uses NRCPD (National Registers of Communication Professionals working with Deaf and Deaf blind people), meaning that every interpreter provided by them is in receipt of a current enhanced Disclosure and Barring System (DBS) checks, Public Indemnity Insurance and is subject to the NRCPD code of practice.

Performance Interpreting deliver creative, reflective and dynamic interpreting, capturing the very essence of the live experience. A true reflection of music and language expressed with soul, passion and understanding.

An artist’s gift is to entertain with their talent, and stimulate our senses. Performance Interpreting allows deaf sign language users to come together with family and friends to share in the magic.

Billie Lewis
Billie Lewis

Billie Lewis, Volunteer Chair of LGBT Community Safety Forum, said: “We are delighted to have Performance Interpreting on board for this years Pride. British Sign Language Interpretation is a key part of the Pride Access Plan and working with Performance Interpreting has enabled us to not only deliver Interpretation to the main performance areas of the park but to develop our BSL Take Away Service at the Access Tent”.

The BSL Takeaway Service, an Accessibility Matters project encourages BSL users to book an interpreter to join them in the park, empowering service users to access not only Pride day activities but also make contact with the other community groups and information services they may usually find inaccessible in the community village.

A grant application has been made to the Rainbow Fund to cover the costs of this years BSL Interpreters at Brighton Pride on Saturday, August 1.

For more information about BSL on Preston Park on August 1, click here:

For information on Accessibility Matters, click here:

Accessibility Matters