• Date awarded: June 2020
  • Awarded value: £11,679
  • Fund: COVID-19 Donation
  • Location: Fife-wide

Interpreters on Wheels are devices that enable patients to have access to an online interpretation service 24 hours a day.

At the start of the COVID-19 pandemic face-to-face interpreting had to stop, although there was still a need to provide the service.

Eight Interpreter on Wheels devices have been purchased that enable staff to access the online interpreting service from LanguageLine. Accessible within seconds at the touch of a button, LanguageLine’s video interpreting is available in the top 40 most requested languages, including American and British Sign Language. Language Line provides access to over 240 community languages and BSL interpreting.