Airport makes travelling easier for deaf and hard of hearing.(Buyer's Guide)

Birmingham International Airport (BIA) has become the first airport in the UK to introduce an innovative alerter system to assist passengers, visitors and staff who are deaf or hard of hearing The 22,000 [pounds sterling] Deal Alerter system notifies the user via a small hand-held unit, known as an Alerter, in the event of a fire alarm situation. Permanently connected to the airport's fire alarm system, Deaf Alerter responds immediately to an alarm activation and transmits a message simultaneously to each alerter wherever they are in the terminals. Once triggered, the alerter will vibrate and flash to attract the wearer's attention and will continue until the person is outside the building. …

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