Coventry and Warwickshire Sign Language Interpreter Services
We are supported by an independent, non-profit making service originally created as a result of a partnership between Coventry City Council, Warwickshire County Council and provides a high quality, cost efficient service to the Deaf and Deafened community, service providers, and businesses throughout the local areas.
The Coventry and Warwickshire Sign Language Interpreting Service (CWSLIS) was established in 1992 to work with the Deaf community in Coventry and Warwickshire.
Our interpreting staff team are all Registered Qualified Interpreters and have a wealth of experience in a variety of domains including doctors, hospitals, meetings, schools, conferences, training, religious occasions, theatre – to name just a few.
All interpreters booked by CWSLIS will be professional, confidential and registered with the National Registers of Communication Professionals Working with Deaf and Deaf-Blind People (NRCPD), who are the national registration body for sign language interpreters. We are also a member of the Association of Sign Language Interpreters (ASLI).
We offer very competitive rates, and if the booking comes under one of our four funding bodies, there may be no charge.
We also provide Deaf Awareness training, please contact us for more details.
Call: 024 7652 0378
Campaigning for better access and integration
- Assisting Deaf service users request access and communication support from service providers and institutions
- Assisting Deaf service users in making complaints about lack of access and communication support from service providers and institutions
- Advising on members’ rights under the Equality Act 2010
- Providing Workshops on self-advocacy and complaints for members of the Deaf community
- Working with the Sign Language Interpreting Service to provide Deaf Awareness training for free or subsidised to non-profit service providers.
- Providing information and advice on a range of issues relevant to the community for example current system of application and assessment for Personal Independence Payments or Access to Work.
- Raising the profile of the Deaf community and Deaf culture by collecting, preserving and exhibiting the history of the organisation and of Deafness in the UK – for example working with local museums to agree inclusion of deaf history in their “social history” exhibitions.