Publication Date: October 2007
Publisher: Georgia Institute of Technology, Atlanta. Center for Advanced Communications Policy; Rehabilitation Engineering Research Center for Wireless Technologies
Author(s): Helena Mitchell
Research Area: Media, telecommunications, and information; Science and technology
Keywords: Accessible Technologies for People with Disabilities; Wireless emergency Communications
There are over 50 million people in America with a disability (U.S. Census Bureau, 2006) who are frequently overlooked in emergencies. This document is an introduction to select considerations to help meet the distinctive needs of people with disabilities (PWD) during an emergency.