|Objectives and Strategies
for Holland-Zeeland Loop Initiative
OBJECTIVE #1: To make Holland-Zeeland a model
- Facilitating and supporting churches, schools, and other
nonprofit institutions in installing induction loop systems
- Motivating and facilitating businesses to install loop
- Informing individuals about home loop systems for home
- 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.
- Two-page explanation
of loop systems accompanying letters of invitation.
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
- Introductory newspaper articles in the Holland
Sentinel and The Grand Rapids Press;
Follow-up articles announced grant support, with reminder
of informational meeting.
on local T.V. station.
- Radio interviews on local morning talk shows.
- Development of a loop system sign
to indicate looped facilities.
OBJECTIVE #2: 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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