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Wireless RERC Joins the National Academies Workshop on Geotargeted Alerts & Warnings

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The Computer Science and Telecommunications Board of the National Academies hosted a workshop to examine current knowledge and research on geotargeted disaster alerts and warnings on February 21-22, 2013 in Washington, D.C.  The workshop was organized by the Committee on Geotargeted Disaster Alerts and Warnings, which is charged with examining current knowledge and research to improve the effectiveness of alerts and warnings with greater geographical precision.  Helena Mitchell, Wireless RERC Principal Investigator and a member of the committee, moderated the workshop panel, Lessons from and Opportunities for Traditional Technologies for Geotargeted Alerts.  Her opening remarks include the possibility of sending geotargeted alerts that contain targeted content to people whose primary language is American Sign Language (ASL) via geo-fencing of Schools for the Deaf (e.g. Gallaudet) and sending ASL video formats of the alert message.

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