ALAS is celebrating a successful first year! After establishing in January 2017 the association has 18 members and over 800 followers on Twitter.
With growing demand for lipspeaking with additional sign and with more lipspeakers now being trained, there was a need for a register that identifies lipspeakers who can sign from those who can’t.
Until ALAS established, opportunities for continuous professional development (CPD) had been limited for lipspeakers and therefore additional training days are needed. ALAS now offers additional opportunities to gain valuable CPD points. Their first two-day legal training workshop was sold out in a week!
We have had fantastic feedback to say our website is easy to use and clearly demonstrates the differences between lipspeaking, lipspeaking with additional signed support and British Sign Language.
We are excited to see what exciting things are yet to come in 2018!