TRUST US TO HELP THE DEAF – Wight County Press


TRUST US TO HELP THE DEAF

By Clare Wall
Wednesday, May 23, 2007

OFFERING quality services to the deaf has earned the Thames and Solent region of the National Trust — including the Island — the Royal National Institue for the Deaf’s (RNID) Louder Than Words charter.

The Louder Than Words charter outlines ten standards an organisation or business must adhere to, in order to achieve an improved level of accessibility for deaf people.
In giving the charter, the RNID said the region provided a high-quality service to those with hearing difficulties, particularly at sites on the Island.

The RNID saw how these services worked at the Needles Old Battery, Newtown Old Town Hall, Bembridge Windmill and Mottistone Manor Garden.

Lynne Nelson, Louder Than Words manager, said: “Deaf and hard of hearing people are often overlooked when organisations think about disability access. However, with help and support of the RNID, the National Trust has worked hard to achieve a high standard of accessibility at these sites.”

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