With our last post in mind, one thing we’ve have been thinking about of late is how to make Beyond Repair more accessible for neighbors who are hard of hearing. It’s really god damn loud in the Market and sometimes it is difficult to hear when we are having conversations around the table, or are hosting a lecture or reading. Certainly, amplification is one answer, but we’d also like to consider ideas that don’t highlight individuals through amplification. Sometimes having to be on the mic can be intimidating for folks, as well, I’d argue it can create a false divide between individuals within conversation. And so, what sorts of baffling / sound muffling devices can we add to Beyond Repair to think about these needs for those who join us that need things more quiet to help them hear?
Any thoughts are greatly appreciated. Please feel free to post ideas to our Facebook page or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org