Text to 911 Emergency SMS Communication
Author: Disabled World | Contact: Disabled World (Disabled-World.com)
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Synopsis: Text-to-911 enables emergency call takers to receive text messages if you are deaf, hard of hearing, or speech impaired.
Text-to-911 is a service available to you in parts of the United States and Canada if you are part of the deaf, deafened, hard of hearing, or speech impaired (DHHSI) community. Text-to-911 is a technology that enables emergency call takers to receive text messages. It can also be used when it is too dangerous to call.
NOTE: Text-to-911 is only currently available in certain locations. Voice calls to 911 provide more information to 911 call centers; you should always make a voice call to 911 during an emergency whenever possible.
Text to 911
Text to 911 is the ability to send text messages from a U.S. phone number to local 911 call centers. Only use Text to 911 if making a voice call to 911 is unsafe or not possible. This service is especially beneficial to those who are hard of hearing, deaf, or speech-impaired. Other examples of when Text to 911 would be [...]