Birmingham City Council


Deaf Access Centre

The Accessible Information Service - part of Brasshouse Translations and Interpreting Services (BTIS), working in partnership with with SignLoop Deaf Interpreting, will be hosting a pilot Access Scheme for Deaf people, starting on Friday 14th September until Friday 14th December.

The free drop-in service will operate between 2pm and 5pm. Advisors will be on hand to enable Deaf people to access organisations and services, translate letters and read utility bills. Clients will also be supported to compose letters and e-mails, or complete application forms. BSL Interpreters will be on hand to assist with telephone contact.

As British Sign Language has a structure and syntax of its own, Deaf people sometimes encounter difficulties with standard written English. This language barrier is sometimes overlooked and, by working together with SignLoop, Brasshouse Centre hopes to contribute to BCC's vision by tackling inequality and promoting social inclusion.

For further information, please contact:

Mark Thomas - Accessible Information Officer 303 1617 or

Carl Marshall - Head - Brasshouse Translation and Interpreting Services. 464 2776.