National Association of Deafened People
National Association of Deafened People


Working and participating remotely when you are deaf or hard of hearing


At the start of COVID pandemic, NADP has recognized a gap in ICT knowledge of online participation platforms among many people in deaf and hard of hearing communities. With the whole world suddenly moving to working and meeting virtually, the need to close this gap was greater than ever. On 20 June 2020 NADP has taken proactive step and organized an online workshop with a topic of working and participating in online meetings. The workshop was aimed at deaf and hard of hearing people who may not have necessary knowledge on online meetings, and this may in turn hold them back from signing up to participate in various webinars.


The format of the workshop ( Zoom meetings) allowed for interactive participation and everyone had the opportunity to ask questions. Following feedback received, the workshop achieved its aim to close the knowledge gap and empower empowered deaf people to advocate for themselves. If you would like to find information about next workshop, please contact us by sending email to


You can find factsheets and powerpoint from the meeting below.




Guide for organisers



Guide for deaf and hard of hearing people


NADP Conference and AGM 2019

22nd June 19  10:00–17:00 (Doors open at 9)

Friends Meeting Place, 173 Euston Road,

London NW1 2BJ

Hearing loss should not prevent anyone from getting out and about. Fortunately access for people with a hearing loss is steadily improving and they are ways of managing tricky

 situations as you will find out at our annual conference.

Travelling, attending talks or enjoying the theatre is now much more accessible and stress free than before.

We have a range of presenters from different organisations to inform what they are doing to improve the experience of deaf, deafened and hard of hearing people using their services including British Airways, the National Theatre and the Victoria and Albert Museum.

We will be joined by award winning blogger deafieblogger who will be talking about her #subtitledcinema campaign to increase subtitle showings at the cinema.

Ed Rex of aka thedeaftraveller will also be sharing his experiences travelling in the UK and the work he has been involved into improve accessibility for deaf people. 

There will also be information on how events such as the Edinburgh Fringe Festival and Museum talks can now accommodate deafened people through the use of technology.

Stagetext will be presenting on their latest news about captioned shows, talks and digital.

Both the morning and afternoon sessions will include panel discussions with an opportunity to ask questions and share experiences.

As usual there will be a range of stalls available for attendees to gather more information to help with your hearing loss and ask questions, and plenty of time to meet other deaf people.

Our conferences are fully accessible with Communication Support including Hearing Loop, Lipspeaker with Sign, and STTR (Speech to Text Reporter) projected onto a large screen and also to tablets for those with sight difficulties.

Confirmed Speakers include
Lilian Greenwood MP - NADP President - Chair House of Commons Transport Select Committee 
Nick Tedd - Travel and Empowerment - blogger who travels
Stuart Tarn -  British Airways Customer Experience 
Tabitha Allum - National Theatre
Zoe Moores -  Museums and Talks - University of Roehampton 
Claire Hill -  Edinburgh Festival Fringe - Captioned Performances 
Brian Ginley - Victoria & Albert Museum Accessibility Team 
Melanie Sharpe - Stagetext 


Photographs from the 2018 conference

Lidia Best NADP Chair opens the Conference
Lilian Greenwood,MP, NADP President with Lidia at tea break
Morning Speakers
From Left to right
Mohammed Butt, Regional Business Adviser, Oticon. -  Brain Hearing – Making Sense of Sounds
Lilian Greenwood, MP, NADP President, Opening Speech,
Emmanuelle Blondiaux-Ding, NADP Trustee - NADP Audiology Survey - Initial findings
Sue Archbold, PhD, Hon LLD, NADP Patron - Person Centred Approach for Cochlear Implants
Prof David Welbourn, CEO BSHAA - Person Centred Approach from Audiology Perspective
Morning Speakers with Lidia and Simon
Panel Discussion at the end of the Morning Session
Afternoon Panel and Speakers.
From left to right
Katrina Williams, NADP Trustee - Employment – What Works and Social Support
Lisa Baldock MBE - Employment – Disability Passport
Ros Josephs, ALS
Tom Levitt, NADP Patron - Panel Chair
Molly Berry, ATLA Chair - Building your skills, Lip Reading and Managing Hearing
Loss classes
Lidia and Inca in front

NADP Conference and AGM 2018

16 June at 10:00–17:00

NCVO (National Association of Voluntary Organisations)

Society Building, 8 All Saints St, N1 9RL London, United Kingdom

Working Better with your Hearing

FMaximizing your potential as a deafened person - Utilising Audiology Services and Improving your employment opportunities

The Conference this year intends to address two key themes captured by NHS England and DWP in their joint "What works" publications, Audiology and Employment. 

The conference will be opened by Lilian Greenwood MP. Speakers include Prof David Welbourn (CEO BSHAA), Jane Cordell (, Dr Sue Archbold, Lisa Baldock MBE, Mohammed Butt (Oticon).

The morning session will cover the Person Centred Approach advocated by NHS England’s Action Plan on Hearing Loss, looking from the perspective of audiology, the hearing aid manufacturer and the Cochlear Implant program. It will also include a presentation of the preliminary results of NADPs Audiology Survey.

Our speakers will cover changes in audiology and support services, social services and compare services offered in Cochlear Implant and Hearing Aid departments. It will also include the results of NADPs Audiology Survey and strategies to improve communication from a hearing coach. There will be a panel discussion with an opportunity for the audience to ask questions and share their views. 

The afternoon session will look at the changing employment market for deaf people based on DWP publication What Works: Employment. We look at strategies being put in place to assist deafened people in employment and those seeking new opportunities including the development of the disability passport in the civil service.

Both morning and afternoon sessions will conclude with a panel discussion. 
Communication Support provided by STTR (Speech to Text), Lipspeaker with sign and Hearing Loop. 

There will also be practical demonstrations of assistive equipment and stands by supportive services during lunch and tea breaks.

An after Conference Meal in the evening and Lipspeaking Tour on Sunday morning are also arranged.


Doors open at 9.00 am and the Conference itself starts at 10.00 am. Lunch will be at 1.00 and the AGM takes place at 2.00pm. The afternoon session starts at 2.30 pm and the Conference draws to a close at 5.00pm.

Tickets cost £12 each for NADP members and companions, £15 for Hard of Hearing People and £30 for Professionals and Charity workers. New NADP members can buy a ticket for £20 which includes 1 years NADP membership and bring a companion for £12. 

Tickets can be bought on Eventbrite (a short video on how to use it is available below)Eventbrite - Working better with your Hearing

or by sending a cheque for the appropriate amount to NADP, Dalton House, 60 Windsor Avenue, London SW19 2RR. If sending a cheque, please enclose your name and address, (email address if you have one) and let us know whether you intend to bring a hearing dog.

The poster for this event is also available to download from here

How to pay using Eventbrite
How to pay by Bank or Credit Card.mp4
MP4 video/audio file [3.4 MB]
Working better with your hearing
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NADP Conference Walk
Free Lipspeaking Tour tickets available on Eventbrite or by email to
NADP Conference Walk 2018.pdf
Adobe Acrobat document [75.1 KB]

Conference 2017 Lipspeaking Walking Tour of Bloomsbury

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