Thursday, February 21, 2013


Just Launched!: 2012 Survey on Emergency Communications and People with Disabilities we have had wild fires, tornadoes, earthquakes, tsunamis, hurricanes, superstorms, and blizzards, some which have displaced hundreds of thousands or put lives at risk for weeks.

We have had neighbors without electricity facing life without respirators, CPAPS, or oxygen machines.

We have had emergency responders struggling to cover all the multitude of needs while recognizing that those without the ability to fend for themselves are highly at risk.

Find out more by checking out this article about a national survey regarding communications in emergency and disaster situations. In fact, if you are a person with a disability, TAKE the survey. Make sure our voices are heard.


Emergency communications generally include two main components: 1) contacting emergency response services (911 services) for help, and 2) receiving public emergency alerts for events like severe weather and other natural events, amber alerts for missing children, and other emergencies.

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