Communicating with deaf people using lipspeakers

17 03 2017

communicating with deaf people lipspeaker

Communicating with deaf people at conferences and workshops

To grow professionally and sharpen your skills you need to make an effort to explore new ways of working and learning. One of the best ways to do this to invest in yourself by frequently attending networking events and conferences. Effectively communicating with deaf people during such in-person seminars and workshops might seem difficult, but using a lipspeaker will provide equal opportunity.

Lipspeaking has been around since 1948, and a formal training programme was put in place in the 1960s. The Association of Lipspeakers is now celebrating its 20th anniversary.

A lipspeaker accompanies the deaf person, who can lipread, to an event and repeats what is said, enunciating clearly and without a voice, so the lipreader only needs to lipread one clear and trained speaker instead of several unclear speakers.

There is power in connecting with people who are active in your line of work and lipspeakers enable deaf people who lipread to share in that power.

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