Welcome to the Association of Lipspeakers
The Association of Lipspeakers (ALS) is the *ONLY 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 our 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, please discuss this method first with your lipspeaker).
*ALS do NOT have an affiliation with nor endorse any other ‘lipspeaking association’.
One For The Diary – Tuesday, 25th April, 2017 – Members only workshop !! http://lipspeaking.co.uk/one-for-the-diary-april-25th-watch-this-space-for-more-details/
13th May 2017 – RNIB, London … Look out for the Lipspeaking Information Table at the ATLA (Association of Teachers of Lipreading to Adults) conference. Please visit our stand and see how professional lipspeakers can support deaf users of English to access information in a variety of settings. http://atlalipreading.org.uk
THE TEMPERATURE IS RISING!! KEEP YOUR EYES PEELED FOR MORE DETAILS ABOUT THE ALS SUMMER WORKSHOP – SEPTEMBER 16th, 2017 …
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 ?
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/
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.