Council to launch hospitality kit

People who are deaf or hearing or speech impaired will be able to enjoy a more comfortable stay in the Great Alpine Valleys after Council announced the launch of its hospitality kit.

The Hospitality Kit includes equipment such as a shake awake alarm clock, door bell kit, TTY telephone and TV & Radio transmitter.

Accommodation operators will have free access to the hospitality kit from the Alpine Visitor Information Centre.

The Hospitality Kit will be officially launched at the Alpine Visitor Information Centre, Bright, at 6pm on Thursday, 26 August where key note speaker Debra Swann from Deaf Children Australia will discuss how important the kit is for people with hearing difficulties.

Manager Visitor Information Centres Jason Sharp said there was potential for more hospitality kits to be available around the shire.

“We will monitor the use of the first hospitality kit,” he said.

“Then we may look at introducing hospitality kits to our Mount Beauty and Myrtleford Visitor Information Centre’s (VIC), depending on the demand from accommodation providers.”

The project is a joint initiative between Deaf Access Victoria, Rural Access and Council.

Hospitality kit launch invitation.

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