British Sign Language (BSL)

British Sign Language (BSL) is the language used by some deaf people in the UK. 

Video relay service

SignVideo provide our online video relay interpreting service.  This service connects you to a BSL interpreter through your computer, laptop, iPad or smart phone. You can find out how to use this service on our BSL video relay service page.

The service is available between 9am and 5pm, Monday to Friday. If you need help to use it, email SignVideo or call 020 8463 1120.

BSL on our website

We're continuing to develop our website to include more BSL resources.  If you, or someone you know, need any help to use our website, please contact us.  We can also provide information in other formats on request, or arrange for an interpreter to help you to access a service. 

You'll find links to BSL films and easy read resources on our website about:

Please revisit this page, as we'll be adding more BSL resources in the future. 

Other helpful information

BSL websites and resources that you might find useful are:

  • British Deaf Association - an organisation that promotes sign language and deaf issues.  They provide information in BSL using Flash technology.
  • ITV's Signed Stories - story books for children read out in BSL with subtitles.
  • Signed BBC iPlayer programmes - includes programmes created specifically for deaf people, like See Hear, and BSL sign-interpreted version of mainstream BBC programmes.