The University of Minnesota recently hosted more than 140 deaf and hard-of-hearing high school students from around the Midwest for its 5th annual Deaf and Hard-of-Hearing Day.

Williams Sound participated as the event’s listening equipment supplier, providing Digi-Wave digital communication systems for staff and attendees to use throughout the day.

Organized by the university’s Disability Services office, the Deaf and Hard-of-Hearing event provides a developmental experience for students, according to Mari Magler, associate director in Disability Services. The event showcases the university’s programming and services for deaf and hard-of-hearing students and encourages them to consider the university in their college searches.

"The event this year was fantastic," says Magler. "We’ve been hosting this since 2006, and this was the largest audience to date. For the second year straight, Williams Sound generously donated Digi-Wave systems for the day. As a result, hard-of-hearing attendees could more fully participate in workshops and tours of the campus. And the students were excited by the new technology that allowed them to participate."

SOURCE: Williams Sound