Lipspeaker UK is Britain’s only specialist provider of Lipspeakers, British Sign Language (BSL) interpreters, notetakers, speech to text reporters (STTR) and deaf coaches both in person and online. We provide a forensic lipreading service and produce expert witness statements in both lipreading and lipspeaking.
We are an award winning company that provides an exceptional, affordable, friendly service to deaf people as well as to corporate business, the private sector and all government departments.
Managed by deaf people, for deaf people with in-house qualified Lipspeakers and BSL interpreters providing a professional service to all.
A Lipspeaker is a hearing person trained to repeat a speaker’s message to lipreaders accurately, without using their voice. They produce clearly the shape of words, the flow, rhythm and phrasing of natural speech and repeat the stress as used by the speaker. The lipspeaker also uses facial expression, natural gesture and fingerspelling (if requested) to aid the lipreader’s understanding. A lipspeaker may be asked to use their voice thus enabling the lipreader to benefit from any residual hearing.