Great News New Yorkers! NYC TAXI'S HAS INDUCTION LOOPS FOR THOSE OF US THAT ARE HARD OF HEARING. WE ARE THE FIRST CITY IN THIS COUNTRY!! NOW WE CAN GET INTO A TAXI CAB AND UNDERSTAND WHAT THE DRIVER IS SAYING WITHOUT HAVING COMMUNICATION ISSUES.
TLC ( Taxi & Limousine Commission )
NEW YORK, September 17, 2009:
The Hearing Access Program today announced that the Taxi & Limousine Commission has approved the induction loop technology for voluntary installation across all TLC-related industries.
The announcement follows a 13-month pilot program where 15 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 with induction 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.”
Additional details regarding induction loop technology can be found at www.hearingloop.org
Thanks to Janice Schacter from the Hearing Access Program.