Sign Language Interpreter Service

NorthLink Ferries are delighted to enable British Sign Language users to contact us using a Sign Language interpreter, through the InterpretersLive! Service, provided by Sign Solutions.

British Sign Language users are able to contact NorthLink Ferries using a Sign Language interpreter, through the InterpretersLive! Service. Click here to connect to a BSL Interpreter.

Before you access the InterpretersLive! Service, decide which device you wish to use;

  • iPad/iPhone/android tablet: please download the app.
  • Computer (PC), Laptop or Apple Mac: Click here to contact us through a sign language interpreter.

Service Availability

Our InterpretersLive! video service hours are 08.00 to 24:00, 7 days a week. If an Interpreter is not immediately available, you can hold or retry later. Outside of these hours please contact Sign Solutions to pre-book an Interpreter who can be online within 30 minutes.

How to use the InterpretersLive! Service

User guides are available to support users of the InterpretersLive! service. Please select an option for more information.

Minimum Requirements

  • This service is accessible via a Windows supported devices and Apple Mac.
  • The service is compatible with the following browsers;
    Google Chrome version 46 and later, Firefox version 45 and later, Opera version 39 and later. If you are using Safari 9 or Internet Explorer 11, when prompted, please download the plugin. You will only need to do this once, next time you will be taken straight to the call button.

Support and Troubleshooting

If you are having difficulties connecting to the InterpretersLive! Service try reading our Troubleshooting guide.

Please note: if you have less than 120kbps available – call will be audio only. Minimum requirement for video calls is 192kbps.

Alternatively, contact Sign Solutions for further help or to provide feedback on the service.


Sign Solutions, providers of InterpretersLive! are certified ISO 27001 and ISO 9001, and all data is processed and held securely. As a certified organisation we are committed to continuous improvement and are externally assessed, annually, to ensure progress is maintained.

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