DeafCard

Has a deaf person shown you a yellow card? Here’s why you could comply.

If you are a service provider from the public or private sector, read this to stay legal

If you are deaf, order your Deaf Cards by filling in the form below if you require:

  • BSL Interpreters
  • Lipspeakers and Speech to Text Reporters

You can use the card to quickly inform a service provider of your rights under the law.

Use Deaf Card and make sure health service providers know you have a legal right to a BSL (British Sign Language) interpreter at all  your medical appointments. These include:

  • GP appointment
  • Outpatient appointments
  • Dentist
  • Opticians

The card outlines the two pieces of legislation that relate to deaf peoples rights when accessing healthcare. These are:

  • The Equality Act 2010
  • The NHS Accessible Information Standard

The card can be used anywhere in the UK and with any service provider who could reasonably pay for communication support for their customers. This is backed by the Equality Act 2010.

Both pieces of law require healthcare providers to book BSL interpreters for appointments. If you use BSL as you main form of  communication: Don’t accept anything less.

You can obtain some deaf cards by visiting our staff at  our Drop ins or Open Support Services