Helpful Alert Originator-Focused & Consumer-Focused Resources for Emergency Communications

Date of Publication: 
2021 January

Helpful Alert Originator-Focused Websites

12 Considerations for Accessible Emergency Communications:

IPAWS Alerting Authority Online Training:

Common Misconceptions Regarding People who are Deaf and Rely on ASL:

Effective Communications for People with Disabilities: Before, During and After Emergencies:

Public Service Announcement - WEA Video Captioned and Signed  (Captions and translation produced by Deaf Link)

Example of Accessible Emergency Information Support for Localities:  

Helpful Consumer-Focused Websites

Wireless RERC:

Wireless RERC on YouTube:

CTIA’s Access Wireless:

Apps for Enhancing WEA Alerts:

Accessible/Accessibility Phone & App finder:

Need to know Information about WEA:

Integrated Public Alert and Warning System (IPAWS): Informational Materials for the Public



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