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Member Support – Legal CVP


On Thursday 13th August members joined Linzi Weatherson for an incredibly informative webinar! The focus was Legal remote working using ‘Cloud Video Platform’ (CVP) with particular attention given to considerations & coping strategies.

Member Support – Legal CVP2020-08-17T10:34:17+01:00

Member Social 2


On Thursday 23rd July members came together for our second remote social event. Together, peers shared a safe space to catch-up and have a cheeky beverage. A huge well done to our member and Social Media Officer, Linzi Weatherson, on passing your TSLI assessment!  

Member Social 22020-08-17T10:31:07+01:00

Member Support – Police


On Thursday 16th July members joined Kirsty Last for an incredibly informative webinar focusing on the ‘Police’ including: 🔺Police jargon 🔺Ranks & Responsibilities 🔺Police Custody 🔺Witness Interviews 🔺Suspect Interviews 🔺PACE 🔺Safety & Security

Member Support – Police2020-08-17T10:36:14+01:00

Member Support – T&Cs Part 2


On Thursday 9th July members joined Linzi Weatherson for a second webinar that focussed on lipspeaking ‘Terms & Conditions‘. Particular attention was given to remote lipspeaking and the considerations one must make when accepting assignments.

Member Support – T&Cs Part 22020-08-17T10:25:12+01:00

Member Support – T&C’s


On Thursday 2nd July members joined Linzi Weatherson for another webinar. The focus was lipspeaking ‘Terms & Conditions‘ with particular attention given to remote lipspeaking.

Member Support – T&C’s2020-08-17T10:22:30+01:00

Member Support – Microsoft Teams


On Thursday 25th June, our members joined Linzi Weatherson for a webinar focusing on Microsoft Teams; including: 🔺 How lipspeaking can work at its best 🔺 How your appearance can vary per device 🔺 How to see instantly who is talking 🔺 How to turn on closed captions

Member Support – Microsoft Teams2020-08-17T10:15:37+01:00

Member Social


On Thursday 18th June a number of our members came together for a virtual Social event. Together, peers shared a drink and a safe space and what they discussed......well that will stay with them!

Member Social2020-08-17T10:10:09+01:00

Member Support – NRCPD Part 2


On Thursday 11th June members were joined by NRCPD Registration Service Manager, Kate Price. Kate delivered an incredibly informative webinar and our lipspeakers learned a wealth of knowledge about changes to continuous professional development (CPD) going forward.

Member Support – NRCPD Part 22020-08-17T10:05:42+01:00

Member Support – Legal


On Thursday 4th June, members were joined by special guest, Rosalind Josephs, for a webinar focusing on lipspeaking in the Legal domain. The webinar covered Top Tips, Do/Dont’s and much much more - we went 30mins over! What an incredibly informative webinar it was!

Member Support – Legal2020-08-17T09:56:37+01:00

Member Support – Supervision


A huge thank you to Paul Michaels, RSLI, for an incredibly informative webinar on Thursday 28th May; focusing on ‘Professional Supervision’. Our members thoroughly enjoyed the session and we look forward to exploring the subject more!

Member Support – Supervision2020-08-17T09:53:13+01:00

Member Support – NRCPD


On Thursday 14th May, members joined Linzi Weatherson for a webinar focusing on NRCPD. This webinar covered: • Structured/Unstructured Points • Uploading evidence • Descriptions • NRCPD badges • Points we have all forgotten to include

Member Support – NRCPD2020-08-17T09:48:04+01:00

Member Support – Twitter


On Thursday 30th April, members joined a free webinar between 18:00-19:15 to learn all about Twitter. A huge thank you to Linzi Weatherson for preparing and delivering this session for us.

Member Support – Twitter2020-08-17T09:42:22+01:00

Making Police work accessible


In partnership with Police Link Officers for Deaf people (PLOD), ALAS members attended an informative CPD day at Southampton Police station on Saturday 7th April 2108. Members were given a comprehensive tour of the police station followed by a Q&A session with PLOD officers. This included the process for those being arrested, victims and witnesses. Lipspeaker Jay even managed to have his height checked in the custody suite. In the afternoon [...]

Making Police work accessible2018-09-24T12:49:56+01:00

Police Workshop & AGM


We are looking forward to welcoming ALAS members to our second CPD workshop. In conjunction with the police link officers for deaf people (PLOD) Chair Lesley Weatherson is hosting this informative day with colleague and fellow BSL Interpreter Glen Barham MBE. “Many lipspeakers and BSL interpreters do not feel confident or competent to work in the police setting. We hope that by having a tour of the busy station, an insight [...]

Police Workshop & AGM2018-04-06T13:19:55+01:00

We’ve turned one!


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 [...]

We’ve turned one!2018-01-10T13:45:34+00:00

Using a Lipspeaker for the first time…


Nick Oliver writes for Action on Hearing Loss and explains his most recent experience of using a Lipspeaker. Who was this lipspeaker I hear you asking......our very own membership secretary Linzi Weatherson. Enjoy! Last Word (Action on Hearing Loss mag, Aug 2015)

Using a Lipspeaker for the first time…2017-12-15T12:08:11+00:00

Competition time!


It's Lipreading Awareness Week 2017! It has happened to us all, that moment when we have misheard a word, missed what someone has said, or just completely lipread them wrong. We want to know when has lipreading gone wrong for you? What words have caused confusion?! Communication professionals, perhaps someone has misheard you, or been mistaken when you have given instruction. Tweet us your funny stories for a chance to win one [...]

Competition time!2017-09-14T09:38:28+01:00

DeafATW’s Survey (in BSL and English)


Hi everyone, Please find below a link to DeafATW's survey (in BSL and English) to get feedback from Deaf people with ATW who are or will be affected by the cap. If you are capped, or will be capped in April 2018, please take the survey, and if you know people who are or will be capped, please send them the link. The survey link: The survey mainly looks at [...]

DeafATW’s Survey (in BSL and English)2017-09-12T09:42:37+01:00