Lip Speaking

ISS provide Level 2 Lipspeaker services.

A lipspeaker is a hearing person who has been professionally trained to be easy to lipread for Deaf, Deafened and Hard of Hearing people who may not use Sign Language.

The lipspeaker makes sure they are clearly visible to the lipreader and silently and accurately repeats the spoken message. The lipspeaker reproduces the rhythm and phrasing of the words used by the speaker, supporting their meaning with gesture and facial expression.

If requested, the lipspeaker will fingerspell the initial letters of words that are difficult to lipread.

Our Lipspeaker also has Sign Language skills and can offer lipspeaking with Sign support

A Lipspeaker would be booked to support individuals in a range of circumstances ranging from educational settings to conferences.

For more information please email: office@islandsupportservices.org or call 01983 551321

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