Survey on Emergency Communications and People with Disabilities
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Sent by "Amy Peterson" <ampeterson@...>
Please share...thank you, Amy
Amy Peterson MS, CDI
Deaf Services Coordinator
Georgia Dept. of Behavioral Health & Developmental Disabilities
2 Peachtree Street NW, Suite 23-487
Atlanta, GA 30303
>>> Jeannette David 2/21/2013 9:54 AM >>>Please share with your network. Thanks.
>>> "Tucker, Barbara" <barbara.tucker@...> 2/20/2013 2:56 PM >>>Dear Network Members,
Wireless RERC is Conducting a Survey on Emergency Communications!
The Rehabilitation Engineering Research Center for Wireless Technologies (Wireless RERC) is conducting a new survey on Emergency Communications and people with disabilities, and your participation is needed. The survey focuses on two aspects of emergency communications: 1) contacting emergency response
services (911 services) for help during a personal emergency, and 2) receiving public emergency alerts for events like severe weather and other natural events, amber alerts for missing children, and other emergencies. Large public disasters like Hurricane Katrina and, more recently, Hurricane Sandy have made it clear
that people with disabilities are the most vulnerable during emergencies, and that emergency communications are often not accessible to people with disabilities. We use the data collected to inform emergency management and response agencies about the specific communication needs of people with disabilities. Please let your experiences be counted. Attached please find the
PDF version of the survey for easy download.
Please share this email with anyone that you feel would be willing to complete the survey.
The Emergency Communications survey at:
If you wish to complete the survey over the telephone, or wish to receive a
paper copy of the survey, please contact
Attachment: 264k (application/pdf) Survey on Emergency Communications 2012-2013.pdf