Masks a Concern for Hearing-Impaired Travellers – Accessibility News, your Online Magazine Devoted to Disability Accessibility.
If security around travel used to be merely annoying, it’s become almost frightening.
From Uber to airlines, from the Middle East to the Midwest, masks are the new norm. But for one group of people in particular – those with hearing loss – they pose a significant problem. Masks prevent speech reading, a helpful if not essential coping mechanism for the one in 10 Canadians who don’t hear well.