We also routinely have sign language interpreters booked for Open Days and Applicant Visit Days. Admissions pays for this. Normally they are used for a small part of the day and the rest of the day they are 'on standby'.
It is our view - and this is normally shared by the interpreters who undertake these assignments - that it is important that they are booked and available on such days just incase. Comments made by one interpreter should not influence your good practice!
Student Disability Service
University of Glasgow
From: Discussion list for disabled students and their support staff.
[mailto:[log in to unmask]]On Behalf Of SA Walker
Sent: 21 February 2007 09:17
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Subject: BSL interpreters
Apologies for the cross posting.
We have been providing BSL interpreters at our open days for many years.
We do this whether or not a potential student has requested this as a matter
of good practice.
Unfortunately the BSL interpreter is very rarely, if ever used. The last
interpreter who came suggested that there was little point coming in the
future unless someone requested one.
Can I ask what the policy of other institutions is?
Also who pays for the interpreter; is it the Disability Office or the
university in general?
Many thanks for your time.
I.T.Officer for Disabled People
Ground Floor University Halls
University of Bradford
Tel: 01274 23 6007
Fax: 01274 23 5340
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