FYI. Sincerely, Stacia Woolverton Administrative Assistant Communications Office Agency for Persons with Disabilities 4030 Esplanade Way, Suite 215T Tallahassee, Florida 32399 Phone: (850) 414-0015 Email: Stacia_Woolverton@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx Website: http://apd.myflorida.com Toll free: 866-APD-Cares or 866-273-2273 Before printing, please think about the environment ----- Forwarded by Stacia Woolverton/APD/DCF on 02/12/2013 10:47 AM ----- Bryan Vaughan/APD /DCF To Betsy@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx, Stacia 02/12/2013 Woolverton/APD/DCF@DCF, Clint 10:41 AM Rayner/D20/DCF@DCF, Susan_Redmon@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx cc Subject Fw: Rehabilitation Engineering Research Center for Wireless Technologies Please forward the below internet link to as many people as you can. This is an issue of vital importance for all persons with disabilities. Thank you, Bryan Bryan F. Vaughan, MS, BCTS Statewide Disabilities Coordinator - Florida Division of Emergency Management Director, Office of Program Integrity & Emergency Services Agency for Persons with Disabilities 4030 Esplanade Way, Suite 215Q Tallahassee, Florida 32399 850 - 922 - 4437 ----- Forwarded by Bryan Vaughan/APD/DCF on 12-02-13 10:38 AM ----- FEMA-Disabi lity-Integr ation-Coord To ination Undisclosed recipients:; <FEMA-Disab cc ility-Integ ration-Coor Subject dination@fe Rehabilitation Engineering Research ma.dhs.gov> Center for Wireless Technologies 12-02-13 10:33 AM Dear Colleagues; Marcie Roth, Director of FEMA’s Office of Disability Integration and Coordination, would like to share the message below from The Rehabilitation Engineering Research Center for Wireless Technologies (Wireless RERC). Two years after the first survey on emergency communications, the Wireless RERC thought now would be a great time to conduct another survey that included all the technological governmental changes being implemented. Please forward this announcement to all that may share an interest in this request for feedback. The Rehabilitation Engineering Research Center for Wireless Technologies (Wireless RERC) is asking for individuals to take its new online survey on emergency communications. The survey questions address emergency services, public alerts and warnings, and social media use during emergencies. The Wireless RERC conducted this survey once before, almost two years ago. Because technology is changing so rapidly and new government rules are being implemented, RERC think it's the right time to conduct the survey again. The data will be of great interest to regulatory authorities and other professionals working to improve emergency response and disaster relief for people with disabilities. New to this version of the survey is the inclusion of a question for the respondent to identify if he/she is a caregiver. In this way, the RERC hopes to collect data on the caregiver experience as it relates to emergency communications technologies and behaviors, as well as the experiences of individuals with disabilities. Take the Survey on Emergency Communications and People with Disabilities Wireless RERC announcement regarding the 2012 Survey on Emergency Communications and People with Disabilities More about the Wireless RERC: The Rehabilitation Engineering Research Center for Wireless Technologies (Wireless RERC) is funded by the National Institute on Disability and Rehabilitation Research (NIDRR) of the U.S. Department of Education. Their mission is to research, evaluate and develop innovative wireless technologies and products that meet the needs, enhance independence, and improve quality of life and community participation of people with disabilities.