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Visual Fire Alarms

Fast Facts

In today’s world, emergency preparedness is an important topic. Too often, individuals who are deaf or hard of hearing do not have access to emergency alerts. Visual emergency alerting systems provide equal access and allow people who are deaf or hard of hearing to evacuate safely during emergencies. Both the ADA and Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act also mandate reasonable accommodations, which include visual fire alarms.

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