Window intercom systems have traditionally been used wherever secure windows separate staff and customers:  think ticket offices at railway stations, banking counters and Post Office windows. But with the advent of COVID, face masks are ubiquitous and screens are in almost every setting where a transaction...

Two years of campaigning to improve access for people with hearing loss has resulted in Contacta’s products being introduced into Greece for the first time. This July, our partners, Earcare, proudly unveiled our hearing loop systems on the customer service desk of the city hall In...

The 24th July sees masks and face coverings become compulsory for shoppers in England.  Anyone entering a shop or supermarket needs to be wearing one or face a fine of up to £100. There are exemptions for people with additional needs, including those with hearing loss. Anyone...

After more than three months of restricted access for visitors to care homes, managers are now finding ways of bringing residents and their families together while still protecting them from coronavirus. Rooms within the homes, or specially built summer houses in the gardens, mean residents can...

Founded in 1970 by current owners Andrew and Simon Thomas’ dad, Bert, Contacta has transformed from a company selling a single internal communications system to one of the market-leaders in assistive listening technology.    Contacta is best known for high quality hearing loops, state of the art...

The continued global pandemic in 2020 has triggered an unprecedented reaction by businesses. Adapting to new safety measures has become critical for service providers endeavouring to keep business going, while protecting staff and customers. Among the measures taken, the concerns about social distancing and possible...

Partitions at customer-facing desks and windows – screens made from security glass or polycarbonate – were disappearing from retail outlets and public venues over the 2000s and 2010s as physical security considerations became less pressing factors and a more welcoming approach to visitors became the...

Imagine purchasing equipment as vital to inclusivity as automatic doors, ramps, or accessible toilets, but then never checking if they’re operating the way your customers require, even after years of use and wear. This regularly happens with assistive listening solutions such as hearing loops, and at...

Large area hearing loop drivers installed in venues such as lectures halls, places of worship, and arenas allow multiple hearing instrument wearers to listen to speech or music with complete clarity. Launching in March 2020, the V Series PRO range is the most technologically advanced set...

Hearing the benefits of ‘old’ technology Most industries are aware of the need to create spaces that are accessible. Focus is now shifting to environments that are inclusive and integrate everyone’s needs. Assistive listening technology is an essential part of inclusive design to make sure public buildings...

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