Wireless RERC’s Survey on Emergency Communications

December 3, 2012 in Advocacy & Access, Emergency Preparedness

The Wireless RERC needs your help with a survey on emergency communications. The survey  questions address emergency services, public alerts and warnings, and social media use during emergencies.  This survey was conducted once before, almost two years ago. Because technology is changing so rapidly and new government rules are being implemented, they are conducting the survey again. The data will be of great interest to regulatory authorities and other professionals working to improve emergency response and disaster relief for people with access and functional needs.

New to this version of the survey is the inclusion of a question for the respondent to identify if he/she is a caregiver.  In this way, the RERC hopes to collect rich data on the caregiver experience as it relates to emergency communications technologies and behaviors, as well as the experiences of individuals with disabilities.

Help us distribute the survey to others, and post on your social media.

Here’s the link to the survey:

Start the Survey on Emergency Communications and People with Disabilities!

 

Here’s a link to the Wireless RERC announcement regarding the survey which includes the above link.  Feel free to use the text from the Wireless RERC website:

http://www.wirelessrerc.org/content/newsroom/just-launched-2012-survey-emergency-communications-and-people-disabilities

 

The Rehabilitation Engineering Research Center for Wireless Technologies (Wireless RERC) is funded by the National Institute on Disability and Rehabilitation Research (NIDRR) of the U.S. Department of Education.  Our mission is to research, evaluate and develop innovative wireless technologies and products that meet the needs, enhance independence, and improve quality of life and community participation of people with disabilities.

 


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