Stay in the loop at the Shiocton Library
Stay in the loop at the library!
The Shiocton Public Library was awarded Library Services and Technology Act (LSTA) funds through the Outagamie Waupaca Library System (OWLS) to improve accessibility by installing hearing loops at our library service desk.
A hearing loop can cover a small area at a service desk, or circle a meeting room. The loop is connected to a sound system and transmits sound wirelessly to a receiver called a T-coil in the listener’s hearing aid or cochlear implant. No additional equipment is required. Hearing loops are discreet and flexible because they allow listeners to use them anywhere within the range of the loop.
More individuals have hearing loss than any other disability. Installing hearing loops at library service desks ensures that public library services are fully accessible to patrons with hearing loss.
In addition to the Shiocton Public Library the following libraries have installed hearing loops at service desks in 2013: Hortonville Public Library, James J. Siebers Memorial Library in Kimberly, Gerard H. Van Hoof Memorial Library in Little Chute, Marion Public Library, and Scandinavia Public Library.
This is the third in a series of LSTA grants for hearing loops, and we now have hearing loops at service desks in all sixteen public libraries in Outagamie and Waupaca Counties. Four OWLS member libraries have looped meeting rooms.
If you have questions, or would like more information on hearing loops contact us at:
Shiocton Public Library
W7740 Pine St. Shiocton WI 54170
shi [at] mail [dot] owls [dot] lib [dot] wi [dot] us
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