The Hearing Access Program today announced that the Taxi & Limousine Commission will include an induction/hearing loop in all Taxis of Tomorrow beginning in 2013.
The announcement follows a pilot program where 13 taxis tested the technology. This technology has been used in London Taxis since 1998. New York City will be the first city in this country to have taxis outfitted with induction/hearing loops for people who are hard of hearing.
"No longer will a person who is hard of hearing have to worry that they will end up in NOHO when they wanted SOHO," said Janice Schacter, the founder and chair of the Hearing Access Program."
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About the Hearing Access Program:
The Hearing Access Program established in 2002, is the only organization dedicated to helping the world's corporations, cultural and entertainment institutions, government agencies, and mass transit organizations improve their accessibility for people with hearing loss. For more information contact Janice Schacter or by phone (917)-975-5642.