OPA: The Rehabilitation Engineering Research Center for Wireless Technologies (Wireless RERC)

Source: The Rehabilitation Engineering Research Center for Wireless Technologies (Wireless RERC)

 

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.

 

Thanks,
Robyn

Robyn M. Powell
National Council on Disability
Attorney Advisor
1331 F Street NW, Suite 850
Washington, DC 20004
rpowell@ncd.gov
202-236-9651




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