NDIS For People with Hearing Loss
35 questions and answers about the NDIS for people with Hearing Loss. Keep watching this space as the document is updated as changes become apparent.
Hearing Loop Systems
Questions & Answers, Installation, Types of Hearing Loop Systems, Printacall - Leading Hearing Loop System Installers, Technical Considerations - Building Codes of Australia, Disability Discrimination Act, Printacall's Service.
Hearing Augmentation Comparison v2
Definition, Purpose, Types, Receivers, which one do I use? Why is the Hearing Loop preferred by users? What does the BCA require?
Which Hearing Augmentation Standards Do I Need To Comply With?
Legal requirements to be met for hearing augmentation including signage
Is Hearing Augmentation Old Technology? v2
What is an inbuilt amplification system? v2
Definition, Ethics, Examples, References.
Basic Hearing Loop Checklist v2
What should building surveyors and certifiers look for in Hearing Loop System Installations?
Which Microphones Should I Use? v2
Definition, Most Common Mistake, Purpose, Microphone Types, Testing.
Hearing Augmentation Systems In Schools v2
This Document looks at the differences between Hearing Augmentation Systems and Soundfield systems.
Is Captioning A Performance Solution?
Hearing Augmentation for Live Performance Spaces v2
Looking at "Best Practice" instead of minimum legal requirements.
Hearing Augmentation Signage Guide 2016
Written by Printacall for Deafness Forum of Australia to clarify the BCA requirements in D3.6
International Deafness Symbol
Australian Standard AS 1428.5 - 2010
Design for access and mobility- Communication for people who are deaf or hearing impaired
The definitive standard for Hearing Access.
Australian Standard AS 60118.4-2007
Hearing aids - Magnetic field strength in audio-frequency induction loops for hearing aid purposes
Sections D3.6 and D3.7 specifically refer to Hearing Augmentation
Association of Consultants in Access, Australia
Communication Accessibility Guidelines
A guide for event organisers
The aim of the publication ‘Communication Accessibility Guidelines for Meetings and Public Events’ is to ensure that event organisers provide for the communication needs of deaf and people with hearing impairment so they may fully participate in various functions.
The Guidelines is complementary to existing Disability Accessibility Guidelines with a key focus on communication access containing three core requirements:
- Sign Language Interpreting
- Induction loop (or hearing loop)
The responsibility for provision of communication access falls with event organisers and hosts. This Guide helps organisers and hosts to take consideration of accessibility needs for deaf and hard of hearing people and to minimise risk of potential discrimination under the Disability Discrimination Act 1992.
The Guidelines document was developed by Deaf Children Australia, led by its Manager Community Relations, Kyle Miers (www.deafchildrenaustralia.org.au) and in collaboration with Deafness Forum, Deaf Australia, Australian Sign Language Interpreting Association, The Captioning Studio and Australian Federation of Deaf Societies.
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