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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 more...so 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

Bullying & Harassment Workshop

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.  

Bullying & Harassment Workshop2020-04-20T17:20:41+01:00

Ethics Worlshop – 28/10/2019

"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    

Ethics Worlshop – 28/10/20192020-04-20T17:10:46+01:00

Emergency First Aid at Work

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.  

Emergency First Aid at Work2018-10-01T11:33:04+01:00

Lipreading Awareness Week – An Extraordinary Blog

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 [...]

Lipreading Awareness Week – An Extraordinary Blog2018-09-10T12:45:40+01:00

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 [...]

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.2018-09-24T10:00:11+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