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Site Accessibility Considerations for Individuals who are Deaf or Hard of Hearing

The following accommodations should be provided for individuals who are deaf or hard of hearing:

  • Rooms equipped with alternative emergency devices such as visual alarms and indicators.
  • An available TDD (telecommunication device for the deaf).
  • A video relay phone
  • Well lit areas for placement of sign language interpreters.
  • Check to see that the elevator has a visual cue system in each elevator lobby to alert people who are deaf or hard of hearing.
  • Check for noise levels (ventilation systems, noise from adjacent rooms etc.) which may be distracting.
  • Check to see that the meeting room has appropriate requirements (drapes, blinds, etc.) to provide reduction of light or glare from windows.