Attending events at the Watertown Free Public Library just got a lot better for the hearing impaired, library officials announced.
People with t-coil hearing aids who attend events such as lectures, concerts, movies, and presentations in the Watertown Savings Bank Room (the large meeting room of the first floor) will now be able to have a better auditory experience with the loop induction system recently installed in the room. Portable receivers with headphones are available for those who do not have t-coil enabled aids.
This crucial improvement to service was made possible when an additional $30,000 of capital funding was made available to the library for interactive technology improvements.
“We knew the t-coil project was high on the list of priorities to complete,” said Leone Cole, Library Director, “and we wanted to be responsive to the many patrons with hearing impairments who attend our programs and have requested this improvement.”
Already the library has received positive feedback to the patrons who regularly attend Movie Mondays and are thrilled to have a more enjoyable experience watching movies.
The library would like to give special thanks to the Watertown Commission on Disability for contributing a generous $2,500 to the project.
About the Watertown Free Public Library
The Watertown Free Public Library provides access to a wide variety of popular materials, resources, services, and programs that fulfill the informational, cultural and recreational needs of Watertown and surrounding communities. The WFPL works to create an environment that attracts and welcomes users of all ages and abilities.