Association of Lipspeakers AGM 2016 Report

Dian Donovan (who is also a qualified lipspeaker) attended the Association of Lipspeakers AGM on 5th November 2016

Lipspeaking AGM was really good as we had a training about what to charge and knowing our worth. Really interesting and I am happy to keep all my notes and share the knowledge when we next have a meeting.

One of the Lipspeakers who is a lovely pro-active member suggested we may want to do a joint workshop with them in the future plus the Lipreading teachers so that we can share good practice and make better connections.

I am happy to coordinate this sort of thing.

Deaf-Fest 2017

Deaf-Fest – Wolverhampton

Dian, Meriel and I attended Deaf-Fest in Wolverhampton on Saturday 13th May to represent ANP.

It was a great event and a good opportunity to network and raise our profile within the D/deaf community (and try out some of our new conference tool-kit)!  We had lots of visitors to our stand – some were potential clients interested to hear about the service/s we can offer, some were interested in becoming note-takers themselves (potential new members perhaps?) and others (some smaller members of the deaf community) were more interested in our supply of chocolates!

Meriel’s committee experience stood us in good stead and Dian’s BSL and Lipspeaking skills were invaluable!  We even managed to hold our committee meeting between visits to the stand and the minutes are now available in the ‘members’ area of the website.

Our next event/stand will be at the Deaf Street Party in London (more details to follow) on Saturday 22nd July and we would LOVE to invite you to join us then; the more the merrier…!