Braille Menus for People Who Are DeafBy Portis, Terry D.; Hearing Loss Magazine, Vol. 24, No. 5, pp. 6-7
Publication Date: September/October 2003
Article discusses the shortcomings of many groups and organizations (unnamed in the article) in serving people who are deaf or hard of hearing. An example is provided of two people who took an American Sign Language (ASL) class. As an assignment, the students were to go to a restaurant and only communicate using ASL. When they tried to order a meal, their server left and returned with two Braille menus. This example is used to illustrate that many companies are unaware of access solutions such as audio loops, computer assisted real-time captioning referral services, infrared systems, and FM devices. The author suggests that help and support be provided for groups and agencies who wish to accommodate people who are deaf or hard of hearing.
Published by: Hearing Loss Association of America (formerly Self Help for Hard of Hearing People) (Website:http://www.hearingloss.org)