In many countries legislation exists or is coming into force to provide equal access to the hearing impaired. In the UK we have the Disability Discrimination Act (DDA).
In general, legislation tends to demand solutions where it can be shown to be reasonable that equal access can be provided.
Since October 2004 there is a requirement for all service and function providers to make reasonable, permanent adjustments to their building in order to accommodate those with disabilities.
Induction loops are often the most practical, cheapest and lowest maintenance solution for giving good quality access to the hearing impaired, and is therefore becoming the mostly widely adopted solution around the world.
The above legislation is taken to cover many different areas including but not limited to- Shops, hotels, medical centres, churches, leisure facilities, conference centres etc.
Even organisations such as the prison service are having to make these changes to accommodate persons with disabilities.
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