Lift safety company supplies free induction loop via scheme to make businesses more inclusive
Memco, the leading provider of lift safety and communication systems, is supporting an initiative designed to make Irish businesses more inclusive of people with disabilities.
Photo caption: (l—r) Sheila Kelly and Margaret Hayes (Dublin City Library and Archive) alongside Nikki Hegarty (Kanchi Network manager) and Aidan Sharkey (managing director at Sharkey Lifting) at the Kanchi office, Dublin, on 3 December 2012. The inaugural Kanchi100 organisations marked World Disability Awareness Day by signing their commitments to change on the Commitment Wall.
In partnership with Sharkey Lifting (www.sharkey.ie), Memco has supplied a free induction loop to Dublin City Library & Archive, the first participant of the Kanchi100 (http://kanchinetwork.com/kanchi-100/) scheme to approach the two companies. Kanchi100 requires businesses to commit to making one change that will have a positive impact on people with disabilities, whether they are customers or employees.
“The installation of the hearing loop in our public library will be most welcome,” said Sheila Kelly, divisional librarian at Dublin City Library & Archive. “I have learned from Kanchi that every installation or improvement increases universal accessibility.”
The decision to install an audio facility in the staff lift was necessitated by the fact that a staff member with a visual impairment had suffered deterioration in her vision and was finding it difficult to distinguish one floor from another. She was delighted and genuinely felt valued by our commitment.” Work on fitting the induction loop is scheduled to begin in February.
Memco and Sharkey Lifting are also offering 30 per cent off lift induction loops to any customer that mentions Kanchi for the duration of the initiative, until June 2013.