... making the connection

How to use

How to use – a short guide

Connecting & using the service

On the ‘connect to sli-now!’ page – Clicking ‘connect’ will take you to the video screen that connects to the on-line interpreting service

This is for the Deaf BSL user to see the interpreter – this is important (easy to forget but a must for the service to work!)

You will of course have to hear what the interpreter is saying – this can be through the laptop/Chromebook built-in speakers or by attaching a headset with microphone.

processThe communication process

  • you speak to the interpreter >>> interpreter signs to the deaf person >>>
  • deaf person signs to the the interpreter >>> interpreter speaks to you >>> and so on.

wheelsYou will need:

  • Laptop/Chromebook (with internal webcam/speakers)
  • Headset with mic (optional)
  • Username & Password

 seeWhat you will see:

(1) By clicking on the ‘Connect’ link or button from the home page you will be be taken to the ‘Connect’ page – (2) click ‘Click here to connect’ (a new tab/window will open) – (3) enter your given username and password
Note: Your device may be set to start at step (2)

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(4) You may have to click ‘Allow’ – then (5) click ‘BSL Interpreter – (6) the On-line interpreter will appear – that’s it!

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Operational times:  SLi-NOW!  is a 24 hour service

clockCalls between 8am and 12 midnight – use the above ‘Click here to connect’ button.

Calls between 12 midnight and 8am – A specific number to call will be provided – an on-line interpreter will be available within 30 mins.
Note: Calls after midnight are only by ‘service agreement’