What is an Expert Lipreader?

Expert lipreaders help people to access information with no audio. The lipreader will watch a person/persons speak and will write an account of what is being said. Lipreading is never 100% accurate but our experts are all d/Deaf themselves and use a combination of techniques and visual clues to make an professional judgment.

Our lipreaders can view any footage and give their professional judgement firstly if the clip is lipreadable. Following this, they can then estimate time and costs involved; for example it takes one hour to lipread one minute of footage.

Forensic, expert lipreaders are trained to look at mouth patterns and the shapes of the lips to determine the meaning of a speaker. Body language, facial expressions and context is used when words look the same (homophenes, when more than one sound shares the same viseme)

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Why Use One?

Lipreaders may be used to examine footage including CCTV, Film, Phones, Camcorders, Surveillance and Security recordings.

Areas we work in:

  • Politics
  • News and Media
  • Film including silent movies
  • Legal and Criminal Cases
  • Health (to lipread people who have a tracheostomy)
  • Sport
  • Celebrity/Royal and public Events
  • Matrimonial and Civil disputes
 

Our lipreading services are led by expert lipreaders with years of proven experience.

UK and International Services are offered in English.

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