12 Considerations For Accessible Emergency Communications


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

Type: Other


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.