Lesley Weatherson - Director Lipspeaker UK
Lesley has been working with deaf people since the 1990's. A career that has seen her working as a nurse and midwife, lipspeaker and notetaker and is now a trainee British Sign Language interpreter as well as running her own business providing communication support for deaf people, Lipspeaker UK.
Lesley is the Chair of the Association of Lipspeakers with Additional Signs (ALAS) having formally been treasurer, vice-chair then chair of the Association of Lipspeakers. She helped write the National Occupational Standards for lipspeaking as well as the new Signature lipspeaker training course. She is a qualified Lipspeaker, RSLI, assessor, sits on the NRCPD board and is a regular contributor to discussions and proposals by deaf led groups and publications.
Lesley was the Signature regional winner for Learner of the Year in 2012 and became the Signature Communication Professional of the Year in 2013.