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Emergency Communication

Accessing Higher Ground

The Rehabilitation Engineering Research Center on Augmentative and Alternative Communication (AAC-RERC) will host the State of Science Conference “AAC for the 21st Century: Framing the Future” on June 28, 2012 at the Baltimore Marriott Waterfront in Baltimore, Maryland. Wireless RERC Co-Director, Mike Jones, and Project Director, Jim Mueller will be presenting at the conference.

Start Date: 
Thursday, June 28, 2012 - 9:00am to 5:00pm

Wireless RERC researcher, Ed Price, on NPR’s Marketplace

Ed Price, co-director on the Wireless RERC’s App Factory project was recently featured on NPR’s Marketplace discussing with John Moe, host of Marketplace’s Tech Report, Verizon’s recent testing of a text-to-911 system in Durham, NC.   During the radio segment Ed details some of the issues the text-to-911 solution faces, like how the 911 center currently does not know the exact location of the caller.  However, he also states that while the solution is not yet complete, it could be used as an interim solution for the deaf or hard of hearing.

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