Communication support

Communication intro

Do you have hearing loss? Are you interested in how different types of communication support work? Are you a manager or human resources professional interested in this topic? Or are you the relative or friend of a person who has lost hearing?

The three videos below explain communication support, demonstrating it with three methods: lipspeaking, sign-supported English (SSE) and British Sign Language (BSL).

Big thanks to: Sara Scanlon, lipspeaker; Beverley Roberts lipspeaker and BSL interpreter; Brenda Hamlin, BSL-user and Chair of Manchester Deaf centre; Amanda Glasspell, photographer and captioner; Tony Redshaw, lipspeaker and BSL interpreter – for consultancy advice.

Useful links

Association of Lipspeakers
Association of Sign Language Interpreters
Access to Work