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
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.
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 (www.gettingequal.com), 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.
Doors open at 9.00 am and the Conference itself starts at 10.00 am.
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.
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
Conference 2017 Lipspeaking Walking Tour of Bloomsbury