Promotes excellence in communication with deaf and deafblind people so their vision of a society in which deaf people have full access can become a reality


To improve communication between deaf and hearing people by the development of curricula and examinations in communication skills.

Services provided:

Signature works with government and politicians to help develop public policy which helps deaf people to communicate in their own language and subsequently to fulfil their potential.  They also work in partnership with deaf representative bodies and other voluntary sector organisations to build both consensus and capacity in their joint campaigning work. 

Offers certification in British Sign Language and other deaf related qualifications, as well as training and monitoring of assessors.

Signature maintains the following registers: British Sign Language / English Interpreters, Lipspeakers, Deafblind Manual Interpreters and Speech to Text Reporters.

Local groups:

Customer Support Officer for Scotland, the north of England and Wales can be contacted on 0191 383 7901 or via email

Opening hours:

Monday – Thursday, 9.00am – 5.00pm
Friday, 9.00am – 4.30pm.

Additional information:

The organisation does not provide a booking service for interpreters. A list of interpreters can be found on their website.


Mersey House
Mandale Business Park
County Durham

Phone: 0191 383 1155
Minicom: 07974 121 594 (Text)
Fax: 0191 383 7914

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