Edmonton City Hall

Edmonton, Alberta
Edmonton City Hall

Project Description

The Canadian Hard-of-Hearing Association – Edmonton Branch (CHHA-Edmonton) increases awareness and remove barriers for persons who are hard-of-hearing in the greater Edmonton area. CHHA provides programs and advocacy through monthly support meetings, classes and seminars, and sensitivity training sessions for the general public, and promote access through education and installation of LOOPs and captioning services at all public events.

For this Barrier Buster project, the CHHA-Edmonton is partnering with the City of Edmonton to install audio frequency induction loop systems in various meeting rooms (Heritage Room, River Room and Council Chambers) in Edmonton City Hall to include hard-of-hearing community members in public meetings and other civic events.

Project Team Q&A

  1. Why did you decide to break down barriers in your community?

    Loop technology has been around for years, but many people are unaware of it and how beneficial is helpful for people with hearing loss. The Canadian Hard-of-Hearing Association in Edmonton, is on a mission o educated the public, businesses and members of the HOH community in Edmonton (more than 100,000 people in Edmonton) about its uses and benefits.

  2. How is this project going to make a difference in your community?

    This project will make a BIG difference as it will educate those who don’t know how loop technology can help them, and those who can help by offering it.

  3. What’s the best thing about being a Barrier Buster?

    The best thing is that we have partnered with the City of Edmonton and they will help us lead by example. We are proud that they have taken on this joint project to help break down this huge barrier and provide hearing access to hard-of-hearing Edmontonians.

Awareness Event

Thursday

September 14, 2017

Hearing Access-looping Edmonton

Location: Edmonton City Hall, Heritage Room 1 Sir Winston Churchill Sq, Edmonton AB T5J 2R7

Time: 2-3:30pm

Description: The CHHA-Edmonton will be hosting a presentation to introduce and showcase the new loop technology at City Hall. There will be food and non-alcoholic beverages. The introduction will be followed by panel discussion of hearing loss advocates, audiology experts and individuals with hearing loss. The Mayor, Edmonton City Council, area MLAs and the media will be invited to attend.

For more information, please contact:
Canadian Hard of Hearing Association-Edmonton Branch at chha-ed@shaw.ca.