McCarran International Airport

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Fred, trainer in deaf sensitivity

A friend of mine saw the post about McCarran Int'l Airport's staff assisting a passenger with mobile VRS, and suggested that I register for this website. What the airline employee did was what everyone else who is hearing should do, try...make the effort to assist and it will go a long way. It was my company, Tylin Promotions, based in Arizona, that spoke with airport management to look into installing VPs in the terminals. As of this week, we are that much closer to putting it all together.

The management of McCarran has gone over and beyond to ensure that DHH travelers get what is needed for a pleasant and safe visit to the airport, whether they are departing, arriving, changing planes, dropping off or picking up people. As the writer mentioned, we are working with many other airports in the US to follow the example. We do this as part of our deaf sensitivity training classes that are being held from coast-to-coast. Encourage employers and public safety agencies to look into deaf sensitivity training classes, whether they get the service from us or any other entity.

It's a start in the right direction. Happy Holidays to all coming up. www.DeafSensitivitySeminars.com

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Jerry Weiss

I recently visited Las Vegas, Nevada. I left my cell phone packed in the suitcase and needed to make two calls. Now what? The employee at the Southwest Airlines gate told me he knew someone at another airline who spoke ASL. She was gracious enough to walk me over to the lady at the other airline who so happened to have her sister's Android phone loaded with Purple VRS.  She let me use it. Wow. I was relieved.

She then told me that the airport was working with a company in Mesa, Arizona to install a few VPs at the airport. How great. That company is to be thanked by the Deaf community.

I hope they wil be successful with other airports like Kennedy and LaGuardia, Phoenix, Tucson and the Chicago AIrports. They are surely needed there and other places.

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Anonymous User

My fiance and I flew to this airport for flight change.  This airport is one of worst airports ever I been to.  This airport is not accessible for the Deaf and anyone else at all!  Many signs are blocked by too many slot machines everywhere.  I don't understand why this airport officials think it is great idea to put slot machines in the hallways which caused more difficult for passengers to move because they're in the way. I understand it is LAS VEGAS but they could create a real casino facility and get out of passengers' way and signs.  My fiance and I were in rush to catch a second flight to fly home and we struggled to find it because of slot machines blocking the signs. We almost missed our flight because of that. It was very frustrating for us.  Please get rid of slot machines and improve the airport access for everyone.

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