TO LEARN ABOUT EMERGENCY CALLING PREFERENCES BY INDIVIDUALS WITH DISABILITIES
Need emergency help? How are you going to call 9-1-1? Let the FCC know!
The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) has launched an on-line national survey of individuals with disabilities. The purpose is to gather information to plan for the most effective and efficient technologies and methods to access to emergency services.
An advisory committee will be using the survey results to develop recommendations for the FCC. The recommendations would implement technologies and methods in a Next Generation 9-1-1 system such as the ability to receive emergency calls via video, text, and voice.
We encourage everyone with a disability who is age 13 or older, and any senior, to complete this survey.
The deadline is April 24, 2011.
The survey is provided in American English, Spanish and video clips in American Sign Language (ASL) at: http://www.fcc.gov/cgb/dro/EAAC/.
The survey is a project of the Emergency Access Advisory Committee, which was established by FCC Chairman Julius Genachowski on December 7, 2010, in compliance with the Twenty-first Century Communications and Video Accessibility Act of 2010.