Member Support – Remote vs F2F Contracts


Navigating contract changes as we're asked to return to the office! We welcome all members to come and have an open discussion regarding Lipspeaker bookings. We will cover: Contracts - Face-to-face vs Remote Working Costs - what is reasonable? When you need/do not need a co-worker? What you do/do not have in writing? Please come along with one example of a recent face-to-face booking you have been to, to discuss. As [...]

Member Support – Remote vs F2F Contracts2021-08-10T11:31:26+01:00

Member Support – Legal, Part 2


Having served 22 years as a Police Officer, Kirsty Last has recently qualified as a Lipspeaker. Join us as Kirsty gives an overview of the Police Domain including: Police Jargon & Acronyms Police Ranks & Responsibilities Police Custody (Who’s Who and What’s what) Who would book you and how Suspect interviews Planned arrests Witness Interviews – different types and ABE interview suites Legal time limits under ‘PACE 1984’ Charging suspects & [...]

Member Support – Legal, Part 22020-07-13T09:27:20+01:00

ALAS Workshop & AGM


ALAS are delighted to announce that we will be holing a workshop on Bullying & Harassment on Saturday 22nd February 2020. The experienced Sign Language Interpreter and actor Martin Fox-Roberts will inspire you to consider what Bullying and Harassment looks like, how to recognise it, what to do about it and techniques to protect yourself in and out of the workplace. Learning Outcomes: Raising general awareness of Bullying & Harassment. Different [...]

ALAS Workshop & AGM2020-01-06T11:24:04+00:00

Ethics and professional practice workshop for Lipspeakers


Save the date!  28th September 2019 Where? St Michaels Centre, Bristol, BS34 8PD Why? Ethics and professional practice workshop for Lipspeakers Who? Sarah Haynes- respected trainer and mentor Spaces are limited to 15  More details to follow. This workshop sold out last time in a matter of weeks so don’t delay- reserve your place now by emailing [email protected]

Ethics and professional practice workshop for Lipspeakers2019-09-03T11:59:14+01:00

First Aid Worksop


Whether you have little or no First Aid experience, this course will provide you with the skills and knowledge to feel confident when at work. Safety is all of our responsibility; should something happen, are you prepared? React First Ltd provides delegates with an ‘ITC Level 3 Award in Emergency First Aid at Work’. The training is fun, practical and above all useful! Communication support provided-please request when booking. Learning Outcomes: [...]

First Aid Worksop2018-08-14T12:44:55+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


Whether you have some or no police experience at all, this comprehensive and thought provoking programme is aimed at giving you the toolkit of knowledge and behaviours to engender confident and professional working practices in the police station. The trainer will take you through a broad and informative range of topics including: * the role of PLOD (Police Link Officer for Deaf people) * a broad range of signed vocabulary to [...]


Deaf Day 2017


Saturday 22nd April saw City Lit host its annual Deaf Day! Our very own Fiona Walker was promoting lipspeaking with additional sign. Jay weatherson was present to display lipspeaking, and even make a new ALAS recruit!

Deaf Day 20172017-04-23T13:58:29+01:00

City Lit Deaf Day


Join City Lit for another fantastic Deaf Day!

City Lit Deaf Day2017-03-27T14:50:15+01:00