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Helping the Deaf and Hard of Hearing Navigate Assistive Signaling and Amplification Devices

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  • So, You’re Moving Out!
    August 25, 2022 Kathy Harrison

    So, You’re Moving Out!

    Tips for Hard of Hearing and Deaf Students Who Are Leaving Home - In addition to purchasing some reliable safety and alerting equipment, contact the Accessibility Office at your university or college to discuss accommodations for communication in the classroom, 
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  • THE TRAVELER’S ITCH & ACCESSIBLE HOTELS
    August 24, 2022 Kathy Harrison

    THE TRAVELER’S ITCH & ACCESSIBLE HOTELS

    There is still a lot of progress to be made to the wide definition of accessibility. Invisible disabilities, in particular, need to be accommodated with equal importance as they are equally prohibiting.
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  • Fire Safety for People Who Are Deaf and Hard of Hearing
    October 29, 2021 Rosemary Craig

    Fire Safety for People Who Are Deaf and Hard of Hearing

    In fatal, preventable house fires, more than 1/3 of the homes didn’t have a working smoke detector.   When you are Deaf or hard of hearing, depending on a typical smoke or CO alarm is not safe, especially if you are sleeping.  A pillow or bed shaker is an effective device to wake and alert a non-hearing person to a fire emergency.  Some people like the combination of the bed shaker and a bright strobe light to wake them.
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  • A Helping Hand to Find Equipment and Resources For The Deaf and Hard of Hearing
    October 14, 2021 Rosemary Craig

    A Helping Hand to Find Equipment and Resources For The Deaf and Hard of Hearing

    It can be difficult to know exactly what to buy and whether it will work.  Shopping online gets tricky when you are choosing assistive equipment from a wide selection. DHA offers free demonstrations of any of the eStore items either in-person (by appointment) at the Calgary office or in an online video session. Closed Captioning and ASL Interpreters are available by request.

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  • Removing Communication Barriers for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing
    June 16, 2021 Rosemary Craig

    Removing Communication Barriers for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing

    Taking the step to purchase accessibility equipment or services is a proactive business strategy.  It gives businesses an edge that makes them stand out as inclusive workplaces and service providers.  Whether it’s serving food or offering an inviting place to stay for the night, purchasing accessibility equipment or accessing ASL interpreters is a giant step towards inclusion.
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