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Disabled hearing support

Loop Systems at UCT

The Disability Service has introduced technology in lecture venues around the university to aid those with hearing disabilities.

Loop systems are electromagnetic induction loops that are installed in venues to amplify the sound from a microphone, and broadcast it directly to a person's hearing aid.

Most hearing aids have different programmes to allow for different listening environments, and one of these programmes is referred to as the "t-coil" setting. This is the setting that would be needed in order to receive the direct signal from the loop.

It is not always practical to loop an entire venue when it is very large, so in some cases the university has elected to loop only a section of the venue. This will be clearly indicated by appropriate signage.

If you wear a hearing aid but find that you are unable to access the loop in any of the venues listed below, please SMS or email the Disability Service immediately, so they can take the necessary steps to rectify the problem.

SMS Edwina Konghot on 073 913 6980, or send an email to Edwina Konghot

Looped UCT Venues

Upper Campus

  1. New Science Lecture Theatre (NSLT) (The first 4 front rows left, right and centre) 2. PD Hahn Lecture Theatre (The first 6 front rows)
  2. Zoology Lecture Theatre 1 (The first 5 front rows)
  3. Graduate School of Humanities (The first7 front rows left, right and centre)
  4. Maths Building Lecture Theatre (The first 6 front rows)
  5. Menzies Lecture Theatre 9 (The entire lecture theatre is looped)

Middle Campus

  1. School of Economics Building, Lecture Theatre 1
  2. Kramer Lecture Theatre 2

Health Sciences Campus

  1. Groote Schuur Lecture Theatre 1 & 2
  2. New Learning Centre Lecture Theatre

More systems will be installed and the list will be updated.

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