RERC Survey on Emergency Communications & People with Disabilities

The Wireless Rehabilitation Engineering Research Center (RERC) Survey on Emergency Communications & People with Disabilities

While data collection is underway for the Survey of User Needs, the Wireless RERC’s Consumer Research Team has also just launched a new survey on emergency communications. 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.

Some of you will remember that we conducted this survey once before, almost two years ago. Because the technology is changing so rapidly and new government rules are being implemented, we 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.

Also, thank you for taking part in this important survey on emergency communication services. You will be asked to share some information about yourself, your experiences, and your preferences for communicating in emergencies. Your answers will be used to improve accessibility of emergency communications for people of all ages and abilities.

We’re conducting a drawing for two $100 Amazon gift cards. If you enter your name and contact information at the end of this survey, you’ll be eligible to win one of the gift cards. It is not necessary to complete the survey to be entered into the drawing.

Additional Information

Start the Survey on Emergency Communications and People with Disabilities!

The Wireless Rehabilitation Engineering Research Center You can take the survey online, by phone or on paper by calling 1-404-367-1348.

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