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2013 SUNspot (Number 05) - Adults with Disabilities and Wireless Service Plans

We created “SUNspot” to share some of the latest findings from ongoing data collection for our Survey of User Needs (SUN), our cornerstone survey on use and usability of wireless technology by people with disabilities.  We launched the first version of the SUN in 2001. The current version (Version 4) was launched in September 2012. The data reported here are preliminary results. Data collection is ongoing.

2013 Research Brief (Number 03): User Needs for Assistive Listening Systems in Public Venues for Hearing Aid Users

This research brief presents survey data collected by the Rehabilitation Engineering Research Center for Wireless Technologies (Wireless RERC) to learn how people who are hard of hearing use their mobile phones, and also to learn about their experiences using assistive listening systems while attending public meetings and events.

The questionnaire was structured around 3 areas of inquiry:

2013 SUNspot (Number 04) - Adults with Disabilities, Age and Use of Wireless Devices

We created “SUNspot” to share some of the latest findings from ongoing data collection for our Survey of User Needs (SUN), our cornerstone survey on use and usability of wireless technology by people with disabilities.  We launched the first version of the SUN in 2001. The current version (Version 4) was launched in September 2012. The data reported here are preliminary results. Data collection is ongoing.

2013 SUNspot (Number 03) - Use of Wireless Devices by Adults with Disabilities

We created “SUNspot” to share some of the latest findings from ongoing data collection for our Survey of User Needs (SUN), our cornerstone survey on use and usability of wireless technology by people with disabilities.  We launched the first version of the SUN in 2001. The current version (Version 4) was launched in September 2012. The data reported here are preliminary results. Data collection is ongoing.

This SUNspot addresses the following questions related to use and usability of wireless technology by people with all types of disabilities:

Research Brief: National EAS Test Survey and Focus Group Findings

On November 9, 2011, the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) in collaboration with the FCC conducted the first-ever nationwide test of the Emergency Alert System (EAS).  This document provides an overview of data collected by the Wireless RERC on the experience of people with sensory disabilities when receiving the EAS message.

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