When the new
was being erected, I reminded the authorities that the American Disability Act
required "...amplified hearing" in public buildings. Mostly,
County Building ADA
requirement is either ignored or not known...but I was told it cost $100,000 to
equip the main meeting room with the necessary parts, and that this has been
done. Of course, the first question one might ask is why it might have
cost so much, but that we will never know.
However, the equipment and the heads sets are there. They need to be asked for, in advance of a meeting. While it is unfortunate that the Board of Supervisors never publicize their availability, the many citizens who might otherwise attend meetings but don't because they can't hear, should do so.
You've paid for this significant support. Please use it, and attend meetings...and, tell others.