Re: Deaf members (fire safety)
From: Katie Henry (
Date: Mon, 26 Apr 2021 15:26:45 -0700 (PDT)
You may want to consider fire safety. Completely deaf residents will not be 
able to hear a fire alarm. If there is a building-wide fire alarm system, the 
horn/strobe(s) in the home can be replaced with a special model for deaf 
people. As I recall, they have extremely bright flashing lights that will get 
any waking person's attention. I believe they also include a vibrating/buzzing 
device wired into the system that goes under the mattress to wake a sleeping 
person. It's been a while since I dealt with it, so my memory is vague.
If this kind of system is necessary for a member, who pays for it? In my 
experience, communities are happy to accommodate mobility issues but are not as 
enthusiastic about other disabilities.
Katie Henry

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