British Sign Language is one of the official languages in the UK. According to Gov.uk, there are 11 million people who are deaf or hard of hearing and the number is growing each year. This makes the demand for qualified Sign Language interpreters exceptionally high.
Access Ambassadors is not an interpreting agency. Yet, as an organisation closely linked to Milton Keynes Deaf Community, we regularly receive requests for interpreters.
We believe that consumers of interpreting services are entitled to value for money. The best way to achieve this is by booking interpreters directly. Booking through agencies adds costs that make interpreting unnecessarily expensive.
Local interpreter list:
This page lists local, reliable and competent fully qualified sign language interpreters who work in Milton Keynes and the surrounding areas. They are all registered with the National Register of Communication Professionals working with Deaf and Deafblind People (NRCPD). All the interpreters featured on this page adhere to high professional standards.
You can contact the interpreters directly to obtain details of their fees. As an indication of the type of fees that may be charged please refer to the Nubsli website. Please bear in mind that the nature and complexity of an interpreting booking determine the fee charged by an individual interpreter.
In response to the current pandemic, interpreters have adapted their services to include remote interpreting (via video call). Interpreters on this page have indicated if they are able to provide this service.
Be aware that demand can often outstrip the supply of interpreters. If you are having difficulty booking a local interpreter, you are welcome to contact us in the first instance. We will endeavour to find an available interpreter for you. Please be aware that we charge an administration fee of £10 per booking for this service.
Alternatively, you can contact MK Community Language Service run by Milton Keynes Council. The contact number for the Community Language Service is 01908 253253. You can also contact specialist BSL interpreting agencies such as Clarion, Remark or RAD.
Why not find out more about Sign Language Interpreter professional standards, codes of conduct and the importance of access for the Deaf Community: