Eleven new lipreading teachers have just successfully qualified in Northern Ireland.
Their training started in November 2014 and involved trainees from the five Health and Social Care Trusts and Action on Hearing Loss.
The training course was delivered by City Lit, whose three lipreading teacher trainers travelled from London to Northern Ireland to deliver the training.
The Health and Social Care Board provided funding for all eleven places as part of the Physical and Sensory Disability Strategy in Northern Ireland.
Lorraine Braggins, Teacher Co-ordinator says: “All the newly trained teachers should be very proud of what they have achieved. It was a privilege to train such a committed group of people and we are sure they will go on to do valuable work teaching lipreading to deaf and hard of hearing people across Northern Ireland.”