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Welcome to Visual Language Professionals

Visual Language Professionals (VLP) was launched in 2010 after consultation with British Sign Language (BSL) Interpreters across the UK in 2009. Its purpose was for BSL Interpreters to support each other on a local and national level, to promote and maintain high standards of sign language interpreting and encourage good practice throughout the profession.

Although originally the organisation was set up to support just qualified BSL Interpreters working with the D/deaf community, our membership now includes Translators, Lipspeakers and Deafblind interpreters. We also welcome trainees as we recognise the importance of supporting and encouraging those entering the industry.  


Our members come from all corners of the UK giving VLP a unique insight into the issues, needs, and wants of our members, locally and nationally, enabling us to support them more effectively.


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Membership Benefits 


VLP has lots to offer both our qualified and trainee members from just £70 per year


  • Online professional support forum

  • Access to member-only resources including best practice documents, research papers & CPD templates

  • Access to Professional Indemnity Insurance

  • Access to continuous professional development (CPD) opportunities

  • Access to VLP Conferences


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