Wednesday, February 25, 2009

Visual Announcements on Ferries

You know I was just thinking the other day how Trains, Buses, Ferries, Planes & even Stadiums, should provide the technology for those of us who are hearing impaired. A few months ago, I took the train to NYC and I had no idea what stop we were at, because I couldn't hear what was being said through the loud speaker. It was all mumble jumble to me! I ended up not going to a meeting because I got off the wrong stop.You become very frustrated & In all honesty I dont think its that Complicated to PROVIDE the services that I need? But then again they spend money on a brand new seats etc & They still YET HAVENT PUT Anything up for the hearing impaired. WILL THEY? PROBABLY NOT....

Well, the good news is Today I came across an article Check out this article.. It really caught my eye so I had to post it here.

Settlement Means Those with Hearing Loss Will See Announcements on Ferries.

Well don't you think that all transportation carriers should offer visual captions for deaf & hard of hearing? I deafinitely do and OUR VOICES NEED TO BE HEARD & Apparently the only way we will be heard is if we just keep filing LAW SUITS against people. Now I am notcining more and more LAW SUITS for this situation. Hey I guess this is the only way people will learn...

What do you think?

Hope you all have a great day!



Karen Putz said...

I look forward to the day when the world is accessible to all! :)

Jillian Holley said...

I agree one million percent that there should be visual announcements on our common modes of transportation. It is so common for those who are hard of hearing to be traveling, and why should they have to peer on top of people, or be stranded at wrong locations???? IT IS TIME FOR OUR LEADERS TO STEP UP!!!!!!!! Use our funding for useful reasons!!!!!!!!!!!!! I Love You Danielle <33333