Our Sponsors and Exhibitors

About us

SignVideo is the UK’s leading British Sign Language (BSL) video relay interpreting service. Born in 2004, the first to introduce the videophone to the Deaf community, providing instant access to British Sign Language interpreting through video conferencing. It is now a specialist state-of-the-art video contact centre staffed by fully qualified and registered British Sign Language interpreters and Irish Sign Language interpreters available on demand.

As the largest employer of BSL/English interpreters and translators in the UK, SignVideo also offers comprehensive training and support for both deaf and hearing interpreters and translators new to working in video relay service (VRS), introducing new generations to this fast-paced and innovative domain, our platform and our systems.

A predominantly BSL-led organisation with a reputation for high quality, customer-focused services and standards, SignVideo primarily delivers BSL interpreting 24/7 for Deaf and Deafblind BSL users through VRS solutions commissioned by the public and private sectors in government, NHS, councils, banks, telecommunications providers, emergency helplines and many other types of organisations across the UK.


Established in 1846, Manchester Deaf Centre is the largest organisation to provide support to the local deaf community and beyond in Greater Manchester. We host a variety of services and groups that offer support, learning and training opportunities, social events and much more.

“We are proud to serve as the hub and the heart of Manchester’s deaf community.”

We strive to be committed to service users, to be dependable, innovative, inclusive and ever-evolving in our learning and sharing information and developing of our services.

We work proudly with a large variety of organisations to promote access and inclusion for D/deaf and hard of hearing people within Manchester and its surrounding districts.

Manchester Deaf Centre

We are a vibrant collection of British Sign Language interpreters spanning across the whole of the UK and into Europe. We are a large and ethnically diverse group of BSL interpreters, both deaf and hearing, who have come together to shine a spotlight on our interpreting diverse talent that we recognise has been overlooked with the signed language interpreting and translation profession as well as offering a nurturing space to interpreters of colour.

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 Sponsorship and Exhibition Stalls

The European forum of sign language interpreters (efsli) and Association of Sign Language Interpreters (ASLI ) Conference 2022 #Awkward will bring together Sign Language Interpreter practitioners and their colleagues for across the wider Sign language Community to engage with the concept of interpreting and translating taboos. We are inviting support in terms of sponsorship and exhibition participation from companies and organisations aligned with interpreting profession and the Deaf community. This is the ideal opportunity to demonstrate your support for the conference and to the wider sign language community.

Key Benefits available for Exhibitors and Sponsors at the efsli Conference are:

  • Excellent networking opportunity to promote your organisation at the Conference
  • Increase awareness and engagement with your organisation among sign language interpreters and their colleagues

The exhibition area has been chosen to ensure that there are excellent networking opportunities to promote your organisation at the conference and allow you to engage with interpreting practitioners and their colleagues. The exhibition area is located in the main conference room at the Victoria and Albert Hotel Manchester.

Spaces are limited. To discuss a bespoke package please email [email protected]