It is recommended that 4% of a property's rooms be handicapped accessible. The way HARC interprets the law is that these rooms be barrier free for all handicapped including the hard of hearing , plus an additional 4% equipped for hard of hearing/deaf only. The percentage decreases for properties with over 500 rooms.
Equipping rooms is not the only responsibility for the property. All public TV's (in bars, lounges, lobby, etc.) must be equipped with closed caption decoders. Also any portable audio-visual equipment, such as VCR monitors, must have closed caption decoders connected.
All meeting rooms, regardless of size, must have assistive listening systems. These systems must be able to operate in each meeting room at the same time.
TTY/TDDs must be available to the switchboard operator, room service as well as the front desk to communicate with deaf or hard of hearing guests. All public phone banks with four or more phones - this includes pay phones and house phones - need at least one phone in each bank to be amplified, and there should be a provision for a TTY - a counter large enough to hold it, and an electrical outlet. The TTY should, when feasible, be permanently installed. If a TTY is not permanently installed, or if there are fewer than four phones in a bank, then a sign is required directing the user where to obtain a TTY.
These are only some of the areas you must address to comply with the hard of hearing and deaf portion of the ADA.
|In Room Guest Kits||All the products you need for your hard of hearing
and deaf guest (visual smoke detector, door knock
signaler, phone alert, vibrating alarm clock, TTY
and more) in a convenient storage case. Customize
for your needs.|
|Assistive Listening Systems||Infrared and FM systems for meeting and
conference rooms, large and small.|
|HARC Room Valet|
|Barrier free design solution for new construction
handles all alerting functions for wake up,
telephone and door signals and secondary alerting
for visual smoke detectors and visual central alarm
|Fire Safety||Smoke detectors with strobes to meet ADA
requirements and the NEW Lite-A-Way
strobotronic floor level emergency path light signal.|
|Leasing and Short|
|Properties meeting basic ADA requirements may
have occasional need for more equipment than they
have on hand. HARC offers the opportunity to rent
additional equipment as needed.|
|Not sure what you need? Confused about
requirements? Call HARC's Technical Sales
Department for a FREE hearing accessibility ADA