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Leading deaf and disabled lives
appa provide services nationally

visually impaired

appa can provide fully trained, experienced and personable interpreters for clients with a range of specialised needs.

whether a client is Blind or has a level of residual vision, we are confident that we can support the needs of each individual we work with.

Deafblind (manual)

appa also provides trained manual Deafblind interpreters for Deafblind individuals who communicate through use of the Deafblind Manual Alphabet.

our specialist interpreters support clients in their communication by interpreting the letters of the Deafblind Manual Alphabet formed on their hands by the client and similarly, by forming letters of the Deafblind Manual Alphabet on the client’s hands.

visual frame

appa can provide specialist visual frame signing interpreters for Deafblind individuals who have some degree of residual sight.

our visual frame signing interpreters adapt their signing to work with the client’s area of vision.

hands on signing

we provide interpreting support for our Deafblind clients who use British Sign Language (BSL), to meet the needs of individuals who are fluent in BSL and choose to continue to use the language after complete sight loss.

our trained, experienced professionals can interpret for Deafblind clients through hands on signing. Deafblind BSL users work closely with our Deafblind interpreters to continue using BSL in a way that works for them.