Draft Guidelines and Notices for Passenger Vessels
United States Access Board
1331 F Street NW Suite 1000
Washington DC 20004-1111
This email is sent to support the statement submitted by Brenda Battat, Associate Executive Director, Hearing Loss Association on November 1, 2006.
As a person who has a profound hearing loss and who often uses the state ferry system in Washington State it is indeed important to me that all announcements are made in a way that I will be able to receive and understand their content. There needs to be more than just a public address system to "give" passengers important announcements. Our present system of conveying information is not adequate and needs the extra communication forms as outlined is Ms Battat's statement.
Thank you for the opportunity to respond.
Anacortes WA 98221