Hearing Access Protocol is launched - a charter for Meeting spaces to assist hearing impairment
Updated: Aug 20, 2018
Ideas for Ears today launch #HearingAccessProtocol, which provides guidance on how meetings & events should be run so proceedings can be heard & followed by everyone, whatever their hearing ability. Acoustics, is one of its 5 must do points it includes, where it states "Be aware of noise and poor acoustics. Be extra considerate of the hearing needs of others when speaking in a room that has poor acoustics or background noise. Even slight noise or echo can make listening much more difficult. It can also create considerable discomfort for some. "
Peter Rogers says " for inclusive environments this makes huge sense, and I'd recommend it be adopted as a baseline for what should be expected UK wide".
The full document can be found here .