Our local Commission on Disability wants to purchase see-through medical face masks for our regional hospital. I suspect we will meet with the hospital's ADA officer and we will need to present a case for how to use the masks and how to communicate with hearing loss persons. For example, a hearing loss person should be able to call ahead, say he/she has a hearing loss and therefore the medical staff to treat him/her would be issued see-through masks and alerted to use paper/pencil, or small whiteboards, when necessary. My question is this: Does anyone have or know of any materials for this type of presentation? This project is just getting started. I know hospitals receive rudimentary training on ADA issues, but with this masked world, tactics and strategies need to be re-stated. The HLAA website has a lot of material but is from the patient perspective. I am looking for hospital staff training perspective. Thanks in advance!
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