Assistive Listening Systems: Where We Are Today and What’s On The Horizon (Part 2)

Accessible Technology Webinar Series
Thursday, July 18, 2024
2:00 PM – 3:30 PM, Eastern Time

Sponsored by Great Lakes ADA Center and ADA National Network (ADANN)
For help, contact Great Lakes ADA Center: 1-877-232-1990 (Voice/TTY) or email webinars@accessibilityonline.org

Register for the Zoom webinar

Description:
When an elevator is installed, no one asks why the elevator is needed or how to use it. In comparison, when an assistive listening system (ALS) is installed, almost everyone will say “Huh?”

In this session, you’ll learn that even when people wear hearing aids, they still need assistive listening systems to hear clearly in public and private entities. The session will cover which systems fall under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), the ADA standards, the practicality of the different ALS, and best practices for managers so that users have a positive experience, whether they wear hearing devices or not. Also, the session will cover how Auracast may be used as an assistive listening system with International Electrotechnical Commission (IEC) standards to be released in 2027. For years to come, all assistive listening systems will coexist for users to access clear speech anywhere they go.

Part 2: Real World – Assistive Listening Systems in the real world, ADA signage, and other assistive listening systems (Audio Over Wi-Fi and Auracast)

Individuals will be able to submit questions for the speaker in advance during the registration process.

Human Generated Real-Time Captioning will be provided for this session.

Continuing Education Credit available: Certificate of Attendance; ACTCP: 1.5 Credits

Speakers:

Juliëtte Sterkens, AuD, Professional Advisor for Hearing Loop (and other Assistive) Technology, Hearing Loss Association of America (HLAA)

Wynne Whyman, MA, MSS, Assistive Listening System User