Train operator ScotRail is introducing a new British Sign Language (BSL) app to help deaf customers communicate with staff.
British Sign Language
Plans to give north-east residents better access to sign language are to be discussed at a meeting next week.
A sign language interpreter will be used for the first time at a Scottish council meeting tomorrow.
The UK's first nurses trained to speak to people with hearing difficulties could start work in the North-east if enough funds are raised.