Welcome to the Association of Lipspeakers
The Association of Lipspeakers (ALS) is the *professional body that represents lipspeakers. We aim to promote lipspeaking and its good practice and encourage the further development of lipspeaking as a communication service.
This site should enable you to find and successfully use lipspeakers, whether through a registered agency or by direct contact with lipspeakers in any region.
In order to offer you the best communication experience, please be clear as to what type of lipspeaking service you would like. Either straightforward lipspeaking/lipreading or lipspeaking with the aid of signs**.
**The majority of ALS fully qualified and NRCPD registered lipspeakers can also offer a Sign Supported Lipspeaking service. (note that this is NOT an officially recognised form of communication with an accredited qualification so please discuss this method first with your lipspeaker).
*to allay any confusion – ALS is not the same organisation of similarly named ones
What’s New ? ALS Summer Workshop – Keep your eyes peeled for more details. It’s going to be an energetic one!
When ? Saturday 16th September 2017
Where ? Birmingham – ETC.Venues http://www.etcvenues.co.uk
13th May 2017 – RNIB, London … Was a great success. Thank you to all who gave of their free time to man the stand.
Lots of visits to the Lipspeaking Information Table at the ATLA (Association of Teachers of Lipreading to Adults) conference. Many were intrigued as to how professionally trained lipspeakers worked with deaf users of English to access information in a variety of settings. http://atlalipreading.org.uk
Why not investigate the Walks & Talks….Lynne Dubin has been a busy bee organising a 2017 programme. Please check out the diary of events http://lipspeaking.co.uk/1617-2/
We need you!
The ALS committee currently has two vacancies. Want to get involved by contributing to the profession whilst enhancing your own career experience ?
ALWAYS ask to see the name badge of your lipspeaker. All NRCPD registered lipspeakers will have one. This ensures quality and allows you to complain about the quality if need be to the NRCPD.
Somebody wearing an ‘ALS badge‘ is not necessarily a qualified and registered lipspeaker.