As a child, I was always an avid reader, perhaps because my general lack of coordination meant I was so terrible at sport. I read anything and everything; consuming every book in my parents house and the local library several … Continue readingPosted in News | Tagged Deaf, deafened, lipreader, lipreading Awareness Week, Lipspeaker, lipspeaking | Comments Off on Lipreading Awareness Week – Extraordinary Blog
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A bit about me first. I noticed I was losing my hearing in the 1980’s I was only in my 30s. This took me by surprise as I hadn’t realised how bad my hearing was getting. I went to a … Continue readingPosted in News | Comments Off on Lipreading Awareness Week – Living with Hearing Loss
Feel like royalty as you explore in the Queen’s Gallery with Lipspeaker support provided by Lesley Weatherson. Lipspeaker UK Ltd and Royal Collection Trust are very proud to offer this specialist tour of the Splendours of the Subcontinent exhibition. Spaces are … Continue readingPosted in News | Tagged Lipspeaker support, Lipspeaking tour, queens gallery, royal tour | Comments Off on Lipspeaking Tour in Queen’s Gallery
Please find below a number of hyperlinks to the Hampshire Constabulary website, their Facebook page, Twitter account, and the YouTube channel for Hampshire Police Link Officers for Deaf people (PLOD). Hampshire Constabulary website – accessible contact methods https://www.hampshire.police.uk/contact-us/accessible-contact-methods/ Hampshire Constabulary website – … Continue readingPosted in News | Comments Off on Hampshire Deaf Access Information
A total of 22 people have now applied for our next lipspeaking training course in Birmingham. As numbers are limited, the competition for places was high. Lesley, our director explains. “We were delighted to receive so many applications for the … Continue readingPosted in News | Comments Off on Future lipspeaker students attend selection day
Lipspeaker UK Ltd Director, Lesley Weatherson is celebrating a successful first year as Chair of the Association of Lipspeakers with Additional Sign (ALAS). After establishing in January 2017 the association has 18 members and over 800 followers on Twitter. With … Continue readingPosted in News | Comments Off on ALAS celebrates first year!
Twelve lipspeaking students started their training in September 2016 and took their final exams in October 2017. We are all waiting with excitement for the results. It’s quite a journey from having little knowledge of the skills needed to lipspeak … Continue readingPosted in News | Tagged birmingham, lips training, lipspeaker training, lipspeaking, lipspeaking training | Comments Off on They’ve nearly qualified!
For anyone who could not attend the funeral of Diana in person, please do visit the Association of Lipspeakers with Additional Sign (ALAS) website where all information from the day can be found.Posted in News | Comments Off on Celebrating the life of Diana Barimore
To Diana Writing about Diana in the past tense does not come easily. As a friend and colleague she was part of my life in the true sense of the word. Although I had met her before starting up Lipspeaker … Continue readingPosted in News | Tagged Diana, Diana Barimore | Comments Off on Remembering dear Diana
This weekend our students covered a number of the essential skills required to be a Lipspeaker. Jane Cordell delivered a Legal Rights session that focused on the d/Deaf person. She then continued to promote Continuous Professional Development (CPD), and explored assertiveness. The … Continue readingPosted in News | Comments Off on Lipspeaking Course – Sessions 10 and 11