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Wednesday, August 13, 2014

FCC Adopts New Rules to Expand Text-to-911 Availability

as shared by Disability.gov ...

Person texting on smart phone with ambulance in background
The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) has adopted new rules requiring text messaging providers to allow Americans to send a text to 911 to get help during an emergency. The rules ensure that all wireless carriers and text application providers are prepared to support text-to-911 by the end of 2014. Text-to-911 can provide a lifesaving alternative for people who are deaf, hard of hearing or who have a speech disability.

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