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More Participants Sought for Survey on Captioned Telephone Use

February 28, 2013 in Advocacy & Access, Captioning / Relay, Community Events, Community News

ADDITIONAL PARTICIPANTS WANTED FOR A BRIEF ONLINE SURVEY
ABOUT CAPTIONED TELEPHONE USE

An online survey is being conducted by the Rehabilitation Engineering Research Center on Telecommunications Access at Gallaudet University to learn about the experiences of adults who are deaf, hard of hearing, or have hearing loss, and who use Captioned Telephone Services. The goal of the survey is to help inform the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) about the use of captioned telephones.

The RERC on Telecommunications Access at Gallaudet University would like to thank all the individuals who have already taken its Captioned Telephone Service Survey.  Your responses are very important and will be shared with the FCC once they are analyzed.  Anyone who has not yet taken the survey and meets the participation criteria is encouraged to do so.

The survey will remain open through Friday, March 8, 2013.
Individuals interested in participating:

1.    must be 18 years of age or older, and
2.    must be deaf, hard of hearing, or have a hearing loss.

The study takes approximately 10 minutes. You will be asked questions about your hearing loss, your hearing device use, the captioned telephone service and equipment you use for personal and work related calls, and your experience using this type of telephone and service.

If you would like to participate in this online survey, please go to http://tap.gallaudet.edu/CTSSurvey/

This study has been approved by the Gallaudet University Institutional Review Board.


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Help Research by Taking a Survey on Emergency Communications

February 12, 2013 in Community News, Emergency Preparedness, Technology

Help Research by Taking a Survey on Emergency Communications

The Rehabilitation Engineering Research Center for Wireless Technologies (Wireless RERC) is asking for individuals to take its new online survey on emergency communications. The survey questions address emergency services, public alerts and warnings, and social media use during emergencies.

The Wireless RERC conducted this survey once before, almost two years ago. Because technology is changing so rapidly and new government rules are being implemented, RERC think it’s the right time to conduct 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 disabilities.

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 data on the caregiver experience as it relates to emergency communications technologies and behaviors, as well as the experiences of individuals with disabilities.

Take the Survey on Emergency Communications and People with Disabilities

Wireless RERC announcement regarding the 2012 Survey on Emergency Communications and People with Disabilities

More about the Wireless RERC:

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. Their 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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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.

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