On Thursday 17th December a number of members got together for an ALAS Christmas Social. Members wore an array of clothing including Christmas jumpers, reindeer antlers, Christmas socks and we even had our very own elf! We wish everyone a very Merry Christmas and a healthy, happy New Year.
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.
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!
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
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.
On Thursday 2nd July members joined Linzi Weatherson for another webinar. The focus was lipspeaking ‘Terms & Conditions‘ with particular attention given to remote lipspeaking.
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
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!
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.
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 more...so much more - we went 30mins over! What an incredibly informative webinar it was!
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!
On Thursday 21st May, members joined Linzi Weatherson to explore Twitter in more detail. Linzi covered: • Retweeting • Conducting Polls • Trending • Creating lists • Hashtags
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
On Thursday 7th May members joined Linzi Weatherson for a webinar focusing on ‘BSL Signs in Context’. Members discussed signs for: • Coronavirus • Social Distancing • Furlough • Contact Tracing • Swab Testing
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.
Do you know the different between Bullying & Harassment? Martin Fox-Roberts, RSLI, provided a Bullying & HArassment Workshop on 22nd February 2020. 12 ALAS members joined Martin to share experiences, both positive and negative, of being bullied themself or witnessing bullying. One member in particular was very brave and shared her emotional experience of bullying, and showed incredible resilience.
"Every choice that we make has a consequence" On Saturday 28th October ALAS members joined Sarah Haynes, RSLI for an Ethics Workshop in Bristol. Sarah helped members to: Unpick personal and professional values in a thought provoking session Introduced ethical frameworks and explained how to use them Reflected on our Code in relation to ethical values Apply the Demand Control Schema toreal situations
Tuesday 18th September saw 10 ALAS members complete a First React ‘Emergency First Aid at Work RQF Level 3 Qualification’. Trainer, Joe, taught members essential life saving first aid techniques, including CPR and AED. Members who hold this essential skill have it listed on their ALAS directory listing.
As a child, I was always an avid reader, perhaps because my general lack of coordination meant I was so terrible at sport. I read anything and everything; consuming every book in my parents house and the local library several times over before I went to secondary school. One book that made a lasting impression on me, and first got me interested in politics was the brilliant ‘Yes Minister Diaries’. I [...]
Wondering why there are now two associations for lipspeakers? Lesley, Chair of the Association of Lipspeakers with Additional Sign speaks to deaf entrepreneur Terry Pizzey of Walk Through Online.
Terry: I am hard of hearing and use lipspeakers from time to time. How do I know who to book? Lesley: Very good question. Every person’s needs are different. You explained to me that you are new to using lipspeakers and that you find some signs being used added to the meaning and that you also found that in turn, this meant the lipreading was less tiring. You would benefit from [...]