911 Memorial & Museum Holocaust Museum (DC)
    American Museum Of Natural History Hospital for Special Surgery (FL)
    Boynton Beach LibraryHunterdon County Courthouse
    Boynton Beach Recreation Hunterdon County Library
    Bristol-Myers SquibbHunterdon Medical Center
    Brookdale Senior LivingInspira Health
    Cedar Crest Performing Arts CenterKelsey Theatre
    Cedar Crest Senior LivingMetuchen Library
    City of Boynton Beach – City HallNewberry Opera House
    City of Boynton Beach – Cultural Arts Ctr North Palm Beach Library
    Community Bible Church (TX)On Site Audiology
    Cumberland County (NJ)Passaic County Courthouse
    East Brunswick LibraryPiscataway Kennedy Library
    Easter SealsPolice HQ – City of Boynton Beach
    Essex CountyPrinceton Public Library
    First United Methodist (TX)Southern Company
    Franklinville LibrarySt. Matthew’ Episcopal (CO)
    Georgia PowerVillage of North Palm Beach
    Gloucester County Courthouse Watermark Retirement Communities
    High Ridge Country Club

    At a glance, we may assume that all “places of public accommodation” are ADA compliant. We notice the ramps, curb-cuts, elevators, etc. and we believe that architects and designers of these spaces have specified ALL that is needed. However, mobility issues are just one area of need.

    What’s missing and why?
    There are millions in the US who navigate our hearing world while dependent upon personal hearing devices. It can be challenging and, at times, it’s not safe to be unaware of audio messaging or conversations in public spaces.

    In places of public accommodation, ADA accessibility standards require that strategies and tools for “effective communications” are made available to ALL – regardless of hearing health.

    A Few Good Examples:
    Captioning is an effective tool for those with good vision and who speak the primary language in use. A traditional Hearing Loop System is consumer-preferred by those who depend upon personal hearing aids, cochlear implants, bone-conduction devices and other telecoil/loop receivers. ASL translation is extremely useful for approximately 500k in the U.S. who do not rely on any audio sources to communicate.

    The list of good examples of well designed, inclusive spaces is growing rapidly and one day soon, we anticipate that hearing loss will be more visible to more people. #RemoveTheASK is currently trending on social media to combat the lack of accessibility for those with any type of “invisible” disability.