A summary of the findings from the Wireless RERC's survey on emergency communications and people with disabilities conducted November 2010-January 2011. The survey focused on 3 aspects of emergency communications: 1) contacting 9-1-1 emergency services, 2) receiving, verifying, and passing on public alerts such as weather advisories, 3) use of social media during public emergencies.
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