Georgia Tech’s Center for Advanced Communications Policy is conducting an important survey on Wireless Emergency Alerts (WEA) designed to gauge the accessibility and usefulness of the messages. The number one goal of this survey is to “ensure the same timely and effective access to alerts and warnings for people with disabilities.” Please take a moment to participate in this survey and use your input to improve accessibility during emergencies. For full details and instructions on the survey, review the official announcement below.
Take the 2015 Wireless Emergency Alert Survey!
Wireless Emergency Alerts can be received on cell phones across the country. These alerts are automatic, provide AMBER alerts, and weather emergency notifications. Unlike text alerts you may receive from your city, county, or institution, you do not have to sign-up to receive WEA messages.
Georgia Tech’s Center for Advanced Communications Policy is interested in your level of awareness of WEA messages. This survey will also help us understand how accessible and useful you think they are. Your responses will be used to craft recommendations for improving the system that sends WEA messages and the mobile/cell phones that receive WEA messages.
This research is being funded by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS), Science and Technology Directorate. The Research team’s goals are to (1) ensure the same timely and effective access to alerts and warnings for people with disabilities and (2) improve understanding of public response to mobile alerts and warnings. The survey is open to both people with and without disabilities. We encourage you take the survey yourself and share it with friends, family and colleagues so they too can provide their responses.
As an incentive for taking our 2015 WEA survey you will have a chance to win one of two $100 Amazon gift cards!