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Organization: Österreichischer Schwerhörigenbund Dachverband

Project title: Active Democracy for hard of hearing and deafend people in the Austian House of Parliament

Primary region: EUR

Country: Austria

Event Description:

The Austrian Parliament is a place of active democracy. In the context of public guided tours the Austrian Parliamentary Administration provides an insight into history, politics, culture und architecture to visitors and tourists.
No special tours for hard of hearing or deafened people have been offered so far. Under the motto of the World Hearing Day 2024 „CHANGING MINDSETS – DAS LEBEN GEHÖRT GEHÖRT“ an initial guided tour using hearing loops and speech-to-text interpreting will take place. This will enable numerous people with hearing loss to participate in public and political life.

As a consequence of this raising awareness and information about hearing loss and its influence on inclusion of persons with hearing loss will be provided for our parliamentarians and their health officers.

The Austrian Broadcasting Corporation (ORF) will also be involved to telecast the event.

Submitter: Renate Welter