Established in 2010 by professional Electronic Notetaker and Lipspeaker Louisa McDaid, NoteText Communication Services provides skilled, professional communication professionals with experience of supporting D/deaf* and disabled people across a wide range of domains.
All Communication Professionals who undertake assignments on behalf of NoteText must be eligible for registration with NRCPD and/or their appropriate professional body and adhere to the Code of Practice as defined by their relevant association.
NoteText's mission is to facilitate seamless and accurate access to information for clients from all backgrounds, enabling them to maximise their potential and ensuring that businesses are compliant with equality legislation (ie, the Equality Act 2010).
Louisa is a graduate and postgraduate of the University of Glasgow (M.A Philosophy, M.Th Theology). Louisa has worked with deaf and hard of hearing people since 2004, including a year as a Communications Officer for a leading deaf charity. Following training from STAGETEXT, she became Scotland's first qualified theatre captioner, and subtitled live theatre performances across the UK for seven years.
A former secretary and vice chair of The Association of Notetaking Professionals, Louisa is a NRCPD Registered Level 3 Lipspeaker and Electronic Notetaker. In 2010 she was shortlisted in the category of Communication Professional of the Year for the Signature Annual Awards and in 2012, for Learner of the Year. She is currently working towards Signature's Level 3 NVQ in British Sign Language.
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* The term "deaf" is used here to denote D/deaf, deafened, hard of hearing and deafblind people