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Hearing loops

EDM (Early Day Motion) 741: tabled on 20 July 2020

Tabled in the 2019-21 session.

This motion has been signed by 12 Members. It has not yet had any amendments submitted.

Motion text

That this House notes the important and liberating effect of hearing loops on hearing-impaired people, allowing them to participate in public events and meetings; agrees that too few venues have hearing loops, which is in breach of the obligations set out in the Equality Act 2010; acknowledges the negative impact of a lack of hearing loops on the confidence of people who have impaired hearing; commends the Institute of Sound & Communications Engineers for their Hearing Loop Assessment Scheme, aimed at evaluating and improving poorly-installed hearing loop systems; recognises the importance of venues being accessible to all people with disabilities so that there is a more inclusive society; and calls on the Government to ensure that organisations meet their obligations through the Equality Act 2010 so that people with a hearing impairment can be reconnected to important public matters;