Gifford Hardy was a well-loved member of NADP, a frequent contributor to NADP’s magazine, Network, and also founded the Sussex Pen Club, a correspondence circle for the deafened people who lived in the south-east. The Gifford Hardy Trophy is awarded to the best article to appear in Network during the preceding year. The trophy, which is a silver plate, was first awarded in 1993, and was instituted by Gifford’s daughter, Janine Burgess, as she and his widow, Ivy, wished to have him remembered in this way.
The Gifford Hardy Trophy for 2018 was awarded to Jill Hipson for her article “Excellent Estonia”.
Annual Conference and AGM
22 June 2019
Hearing loss should not prevent anyone from getting out and about. Fortunately access for people who have a hearing loss is improving. Traveling, attending talks or enjoying the theatre is now much easier and stress free than before.
We have a range of presenters from various organisations to inform you what they have done to improve the experience of people with hearing loss using their services. These include British Airways, the National Theatre and the Victoria and Albert Museum.
We also have presenters talking about their experiences with their hearing loss and how they have overcome barriers they have faced, sharing their tips along the way.
There will also be information on how technology is being used at events such as the Edinburgh Festival Fringe and Museum talks to accommodate the needs of deafened people by University of Roehampton.