The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) prohibits discrimination against people with disabilities in several areas, including employment, transportation, public accommodations, communications and access to state and local government’ programs and services. The ADA also establishes requirements for telecommunications relay services. Title IV, which is regulated by the Federal Communications Commission (FCC), also requires closed captioning of federally funded public service announcements.
Source: U.S. Department of Labor
When the core of your business is audio and visual, remember an inherent handicap: not everyone can hear or see perfectly. According to the most recent statistics, approximately 15 percent of American adults (37.5 million) aged 18 and over report hearing difficulties. Meanwhile, it’s estimated that 1.3 million people in the U.S. are legally blind.
Want to see growth in your systems integration business? Listen up. Consider the particular applications that are ideal for assistive listening devices: venues and rooms where it may be difficult for many people to distinguish speech from a variety of noises.
As we near the holiday season, airport travel is going to spike, typically causing added anxiety for passengers. However, as technology continually advances, airports can utilize various solutions to help alleviate some of the major pain points of traveling, such as navigating a crowded and confusing airport, printing boarding passes, and more.
Peerless-AV has launched a new line of vertical lift carts.
But with new legislation passing, like New York City’s new requirement for hearing loop technology, there’s a lot of opportunities for integrators to install assisted listening devices.
For the more than 360 million people worldwide who suffer moderate to profound hearing loss, venues must create a listening experience that is equal to that available to the general public.
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Hearing impairment affects at least 20% of Americans, yet it receives far less attention than more apparent conditions. I asked venues and those with hearing loss what problems they regularly face. Battery life, compliance, and discretion were top of mind for them — so they became key features of our latest products.
It can be challenging for college students to learn if it's hard for them to see and hear. The right acoustic planning, mics, loudspeakers, DSPs, and displays can go a long way toward mitigating physical challenges—including when students aren’t even in the classroom.
Bluffdale, UT-- Listen Technologies Corporation has announced the InfoComm webinar “Addressing the March ADA Deadline for AV Systems.” In 2010 the Department of Justice amended the American with Disabilities Act (ADA) requirements for assistive listening and other AV systems. The new requirements go into full eff