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Georgia Tech Seeks Focus Group Participants for Emergency Alerts Research

October 2014 – In research funded by the U. S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Science and Technology Directorate, Georgia Tech is holding focus groups to discuss assistive technology features, mobile devices, and how people with disabilities respond and are alerted of emergencies. Because different disability types aren’t always considered in the design of alerting systems, this cycle of research is seeking feedback from individuals who are Deaf or hard-of-hearing. Research findings are expected to inform the development of technology and policy solutions that will optimize emergency message receipt and protective actions taken by people with hearing disabilities.

The discussions will be held at GACHI, located at 4151 Memorial Dr., Decatur, GA 30032 on the following dates:

  • Wednesday, November 12, 2014
  • Thursday, November 13, 2014 
  • Friday, November 14, 2014       

The total time commitment is approximately 2 hours and participants will be compensated $40.00.

To sign up or recommend a participant, please contact Maureen Linden at 404.894.0561 or Maureen.linden@coa.gatech.edu


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