Free downloadable resources and materials. Some materials can be mailed to you. Need something? Please let us know so it can be added.
"Getting It Right" Access and Functional Needs Emergency Management Conferences.
November 5 (Colorado Springs, CO) and November 7 (Montrose, CO) Flyer Link
Here in Colorado, we are working to make emergency management more inclusive of Colorado’s diverse communities and to integrate access and functional needs in all that we do. To build networks, knowledge, and resources around doing this work, Colorado's Division of Homeland Security and Emergency Management (DHSEM) is hosting it's first “Getting it Right” Emergency Management Access & Functional Needs Conferences. More Info (website)
Individuals with Hearing Loss
Ask your audiologist or hearing aid provider about telecoils Link (4 cards/page pdf)
May I recommend you consider installing a hearing loop Link (10 cards/page pdf).
Initial request letter template, with guidance/sample language. Request via email (Microsoft Word).
Ways to encourage hearing loops-consumer. Request via email.
Tools-Venues Interested in Hearing Loops
Best Practices for Hearing Loop Installation (2019). Hearing Loss Association of America (HLAA). Link (2 pages).
Good Practice Guide Hearing Loop Systems: A Guide to Best Practice for Service Providers (2016). International Hearing Loop Manufacturer Association. Link (11 pages, pdf)
Sample Request for Proposal for Hearing Loop System. Link (4 page, pdf)
Tools-Venues with Existing Hearing Loops
We have a hearing loop. 1/3 page template to adapt for your organization. Request via email (Microsoft Publisher)
Hearing Loops-9 Best Practices to Maximize the Benefits (Self Assessment). Request via email (pdf).
Opening slides to inform patrons/visitors/guests about hearing loop. Request via email. (Microsoft PowerPoint)
Signage: Encourage going beyond ADA Standard. Request via email (1 page pdf).
IEC 60118-4:2014+AMD1:2017 CSV, Consolidated version. Electroacoustics - Hearing aids - Part 4: Induction-loop systems for hearing aid purposes - System performance requirements. Link (website with full standards). What's most important is for a venue to require a "certificate of conformity."
Hearing Loops and Telecoils: When will they become obsolete? Joint statement by 6 organizations. (2019) "While an accurate time estimate of a worldwide transition from an analog to a digital audio streaming system cannot currently be made, it is reasonable to believe that telecoils, hearing loops/assistive listening system usage will continue for the next 10-15 years and beyond." IHAC - International Hearing Access Committee. Link (1 page, pdf)
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