Appropriate Access for People with Hearing Loss

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Full access means:

Full access means:

HAC Assistive Listening Devices (ALDs) / Induction Loop System

 

Full access means:

HAC Assistive Listening Devices (ALDs) / Induction Loop System

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Full access means:

HAC Assistive Listening Devices (ALDs) / Induction Loop System

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Captioning

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Qualified Interpreters

Hearing loss population

Mild to moderate ALDs/head-set, captioning
Moderate to server HAC ALDs/induction loop system, captioning
Profound to deaf HAC ALDs/induction loop system, captioning, qualified interpreters

Theaters

[Picture of Kennedy Center document titled: assistive listening devices for people with hearing loss, a guide for performing arts settings.]

Theaters

Induction Loop Systems. The induction loop system broadcasts electromagnetic current within an area encompassed by a big directional cable antenna. To get amplification an individual must be seated within the area that the cable circles.
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Theaters

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Docent tours

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Videos

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Audio guides

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Audio guides

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Boats

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Audio phones

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Special exhibits

e.g. Sound overlays

 

Sound enhancement devices

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Classrooms,
information and ticket desks

[Four pictures showing various information and ticketing windows with the symbol indicating an inductive loop assistive listening system is presents.]

Service animals

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Emergencies

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Telephones

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School trips

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Getting the word out

www.gag.org

www.hearingloop.org

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Training

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Working together

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Working together

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Alexander Graham Bell