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Summary Report - Emergency Lifelines Workshop & Tabletop

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The Emergency Lifelines Workshop & Tabletop Summary Report is available.  The workshop, held in Spring 2016 at the Georgia Institute of Technology, hosted forty-four (44) individuals with active leadership roles in emergency communications at the invitation-only event. The event engaged representatives from academic, local, state, and Federal agencies to better understand the needs of individuals with disabilities during emergency situations, whether natural or manmade. The main purpose of this one-day event was to heighten awareness of strategies for communicating timely, accessible, lifesaving information over multiple wireless platforms. The intended objective of the event was to increase emergency communications between public safety officials and vulnerable populations, particularly people with disabilities. The report details the panelists' remarks and tabletop exercise outcomes.

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