Niagara Police look to open lines of communication with deaf-hard of hearing

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Published August 11, 2021 at 2:58 pm

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Niagara Police are looking to open up the lines of communication with deaf or hard of hearing drivers and residents.

Partnering with the Canadian Hearing Services, the police’s Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion Unit has created a placard for officers to keep in their cruisers or on their person that can be used when communicating with a member of the deaf/hard of Hearing community.

In addition to the placard officers can also access professional interpretation (sign language) services on any device with an internet connection.

Members of the public who are part of the deaf-hard of hearing community will be able to pick a placard in Niagara police station. These placards will be provided to the public to keep on them or in their vehicle to advise officers that their hearing issues.

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