Federal Communications Commission Adopts Rules to Promote Widespread Text-To-911 Availability

Description:

The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) has adopted new rules requiring text messaging providers to allow Americans to send a text to 911 to get help during an emergency. The rules ensure that all wireless carriers and text application providers are prepared to support text-to-911 by the end of 2014. Text-to-911 can provide a lifesaving alternative for people who are deaf, hard of hearing, or who have a speech disability.

Tag(s): After High School Assistive Technology Communication/Language Disability Characteristics Hearing Impairment High School Home/Personal Care - AT Middle School Mobile Devices - AT Parent/Family Professional Resources Safety Speech/Language Impairment