Charlotte, now 18, successfully lipread
her way through school and at Coleg Gwent, picking up her A-levels this week with an A* and two A grades, which have got her into Liverpool University to read law.
Although deaf people can watch normal movies, they will struggle to lipread
, a near-impossible task, owing to the frequent cutaways and voice-overs from the narrator.
Imagine being unable to see the reassuring smile of a loved one during an important procedure or having hearing loss and trying to lipread
and understand a hidden face.
The group was small and closeknit, so I felt comfortable asking if I could sit in a position that helped me to better hear and lipread
, or ask parts of conversations to be repeated."
Her mother grew up in rural Germany; attended a school for deaf children in Aachen, where she learned to lipread
and speak; and joined a deaf club and fell in love with the authorAEs father, a painter and photographer.
Before I learned sign language or how to lipread
, words on the page were the only thing I could understand.
"Conwy has asked us to contact the Conwy Access Group as an alternative but they do not provide qualified British sign language interpreters and deaf people are being asked to lipread
or communicate through written instead."
They are a world away from hot, noisy, spinning floors of yesteryear when workers shuttled about, mending machine breaks, conversing with looks and lipread
Struggling at school, he was forced to learn to lipread
as his confidence hit rock-bottom.
The Cowbridge resident, who struggled to come to terms with her hearing loss, spent the best part of a decade learning to lipread
Sarah Jane Mitchell If you are deaf it is very difficult to lipread
a person if you can't see their face.
Due to background noise, students felt that sometimes they were better off getting a break from devices; "often it is just easier to turn them off and lipread