01 January 2020

Use of transparent inclusive masks to take into account the specific needs of hearing-impaired persons in the context of the Covid-19 health crisis

Alerted to the communication difficulties encountered every day by people who are deaf or hearing-impaired as a result of the general requirement to wear a face mask in enclosed spaces that are open to the public, the High Commissioner contacted the Government to ask that the measures taken and the health guidelines issued to combat the spread of coronavirus be adapted, to give additional consideration to the specific needs of hearing-impaired people. This group includes a large number of elderly people. 

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