Manitoba Deaf Association
Presentation on Text-911
Speaker: The police officer will give a speech about T-911.
Purpose for Townhall Meeting: T9-1-1 (Text with 9-1-1) provides 9-1-1 call centres the ability to communicate with a Deaf, hard of hearing, or speech impaired person during an emergency using wireless text messaging.
The customers have to register at the wireless providers with T9-1-1 that should only be used for emergency situations that require a response from police, fire or emergency medical services.
When a registered user requires 9-1-1 services, they dial 9-1-1 on their cell phone. There is no need for them to speak, as the 9-1-1 call taker will be notified that the caller needs to communicate via text messaging. The 9-1-1 call taker then initiates text messaging with the caller to address emergency.
Thursday, March 27, 2013
7:00 to 8:00 pm
Affleck Room, Deaf Centre Manitoba, 285 Pembina Hwy, Winnipeg MB
Refreshment and Sign language interpretation will be provided.
For more details or information, please contact Dennis Zimmer at firstname.lastname@example.org or Doug Momotiuk at email@example.com.
We hope to see you on March 27th.