To make Holland-Zeeland a model looped community
Facilitating and supporting churches, schools, and other nonprofit institutions in installing induction loop systems
Motivating and facilitating businesses to install loop systems
Informing individuals about home loop systems for home T.V. rooms
Motivating audiologists and hearing specialists to equip people with T-coils in their hearing aids.
Invitations about a community-wide informational meeting were sent to 102 churches, plus schools, courts, city venues (city halls, libraries), theaters, corporations, fast food restaurants, banquet facilities, banks, and retirement homes. (See sample letter.)
Two-page explanation of loop systems accompanying letters of invitation.
Letter and a follow-up letter to audiologists/hearing specialists.
Grant support to nonprofit organizations via Community Foundation, which is committed to funding $400 or 40 percent--whichever is greater.
Introductory newspaper articles in the Holland Sentinel and The Grand Rapids Press; Follow-up articles announced grant support, with reminder of informational meeting.
Segment on local T.V. station.
Radio interviews on local morning talk shows.
Development of a loop system sign to indicate looped facilities.
To encourage other communities, regionally and nationally, to become looped
By becoming a successful demonstration model
By publicizing our implementation and results
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