Accessibility on cruise lines needs to be provided, just as accessibility is provided on land. For example, films should be captioned and hearing-aid compatible phones must be provided. More crucially, the ships need to be wired to alert people with a hearing loss to emergency situations. Most assistive listening devices are not expensive; most DVDs come with captions, for example.
Please consider the needs of your individuals with hearing loss.
Dr. Pauline T. Newton
Southern Methodist University
Department of Rhetoric
Dallas, TX 75275