Each year, nearly 10,000 visitors of all ages and backgrounds attend an event organised as part of the programme of free and public activities at the Globe of Science and Innovation. Last February, the installation of an audio induction loop improved the accessibility of these activities to attendees who are hard-of-hearing. This system provides a magnetic wireless signal that is picked up by hearing aids when they are set to ‘T’ (Telecoil) setting.
Building on CERN’s endeavour to increase accessibility in its public events, French Sign Language Interpretation (LSF) will be available upon request at the Globe as of this Spring. The first event to benefit from this service will be Philippe Lebrun's conference entitled "From Bourg-en-Bresse to the stars: Jérôme Lalande, astronomer of the Enlightenment" on 13th May at 8:00 p.m.. Anyone wishing to use it can request it when registering on voisins.cern.
The principle of accessibility prevails at the Globe. Supported by the CERN & Society Foundation, this new measure is part of its efforts to support and promote the dissemination, to the widest possible public, of the benefits of the mission of CERN.