President at European Federation of Hard of Hearing People ( EFHOH)
Lidia is a vice-Chairman of ITU JCA-AHF ( International Telecommunication Union Joint Coordination Activities on Accessibility and Human Factors) and an internationally recognised accessibility expert and advocate for persons who are deaf or hard of hearing. She brings unique knowledge as an expert with lived experience, as a person who is hard of hearing and as a cochlear implant user since 2009.
Her work has a specific focus on accessibility, policy development, innovation and quality of hearing care for deaf and hard-of-hearing people including policy development, training, and consulting. She contributed to work on standards as a member of the G3ict delegation to ITU in telecoms, captioning and assistive listening devices, she is an editor of the ITU FSTP-RCSO “Overview of remote captioning services” and H.871“Safety requirements for wearable audio augmenting devices” the recommendation on personal sound amplifiers.
Previously as a vice President of EFHOH ( The European Federation of Hard of Hearing People) she oversaw the development of reports on the situation of hard of hearing and deafened people in Europe in areas of employment, hearing care and accessibility.
In the UK, Lidia is the Chairman of the National Association of Deafened People (NADP).
Late Deafened People experiences in Europe https://www.efhoh.org/wp-content/uploads/2017/01/late-deafened-people-experience-.-FINAL-May-2018-REV-For-publication.pdf
Getting our numbers right https://efhoh.org/wp-content/uploads/2017/04/Getting-our-Numbers-Right-joint-paper-EHIMA-AEA-EFHOH.pdf
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