The Disability Discrimination Act (DDA) imposes duties on employers, trade organisations, service providers and landlords not to discriminate against disabled persons.
At Seon Solutions we also take this very seriously when it comes to our audiovisual designs and installations. We follow strict standards to ensure our systems comply with the DDA criteria, this includes our LCD and projector screen heights as well as interactive touchscreens and whiteboards and of course the provision of hearing augmentation systems.
We provide our customers with three options of hearing augmentation systems.
One being a pre-construction induction loop. Either ‘in-slab’ or under carpet. This enables a person of hearing impairment to freely walk or sit within the designated hearing area and receive an audio signal with little interruption of other obstacles with the environment. These are usually done during construction but can also be retrofitted if the surface is well preserved.
The second option is an infrared hearing system. This works from a central transmitter that fills an area with infrared light which is then received by a receiver kit which the user holds. This light is converted to audio which is then played through the user’s earphones.
The last type is a network system which is easily installed in a new environment or retrofitted into an existing IT network for distribution. These systems are perfect for school and meeting rooms.