DIONNE MARIE THOMAS 

Professional BSL/English interpreter 

 

 

As soon as I heard about the Deaf Nest Project I knew I had to get involved.

 

Dionne Thomas works as a professional BSL / English interpreters and has worked within the Deaf community for over 14 years. As well as being involved with several Deaf-led organisations, she also runs a translation service providing Deaf BSL users with access to written English through British Sign Language videos. Dionne currently lives in Lancashire after spending 8 years studying Brirish Sign language, interpreting and translation at the University of Central Lancashire. She now holds a Post Graduate Diploma in BSL / English interpreting & translation.

This is an amazing project and with funding could solve many of the current issues facing deaf mums and their families.

As soon as I heard about the Deaf Nest Project I knew I had to get involved. As an interpreter working in medical settings I knew that pregnancy and childbirth information was sadly overlooked for Deaf mums and the Deaf Nest Project seemed like the perfect solution. After initially enquiring about volunteering it became clear that Paulina and I had the same passions. I was soon asked to be the official ambassador. My role has been to promote the project, source support both practical and all kind. I have also poured many hours into the sign language translations for the deafnest.com website and the first Deaf Nest conference which I have thoroughly enjoyed. This is an amazing project and with funding could solve many of the current issues facing deaf mums and their families. I will continue to support Paulina and the Deaf Nest in any way I can as this is an important issue close to my heart.

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