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SUNspot 8 - Preferences for Text-based Messaging and Mobile Internet, 2011.08.04

A review of data from the Wireless RERC's Survey of User Needs (SUN). This SUNspot focuses on the consumer preferences for text-based messaging and mobile internet by people with disabilities.

 

SUNspot 7 - Device Customization and Apps, 2011-07-18

A review of data from the Wireless RERC's Survey of User Needs (SUN). This SUNspot focuses on customization of wireless devices and use of software applications ("apps") by people with disabilities.

 

SUNspot 6 - People with Disabilities, Income, and Wireless Access - 2011.03.30

A review of data from the Wireless RERC's Survey of User Needs (SUN). This SUNspot focuses on the the impact of household income on wireless technology use by people with disabilities.

 

SUNspot 5 - Wireless Users with Hearing Impairment, 2011.01.07

A review of data from the Wireless RERC's Survey of User Needs (SUN). This SUNspot focuses on the use and usability of wireless technology by people with hearing impairment.

 

SUNspot 3 - Wireless Users with Disabilities in Urban, Suburban and Rural Communities, 10.31.2010

A review of data from the Wireless RERC's Survey of User Needs (SUN). This SUNspot focuses on possible differences between people with disabilities who reside in urban, suburban and rural communities.

 

SUNspot 1 - About Wireless Users with Disabilities, 2010.08.10

This is the inaugural SUNspot, a series of short reports that provide preliminary analysis of responses from the Wireless RERC's Survey of User Needs (SUN). This SUNspot provides a view of the use patterns and usability of wireless technology by people with all types of disability.

Emergency Communications Survey-Full Report - June 2011

A summary of the findings from the Wireless RERC's survey on emergency communications and people with disabilities conducted November 2010-January 2011. The survey focused on 3 aspects of emergency communications: 1) contacting 9-1-1 emergency services, 2) receiving, verifying, and passing on public alerts such as weather advisories, 3) use of social media during public emergencies.

Wireless Emergency Communications: Summary of Initial Findings, October 2006 - September 2009

This report summarizes the efforts of the Wireless Emergency Communications (WEC) project team in developing and testing the transmission and usability of public emergency alerting via text messaging and cell-phone transmission of video. The team's work revealed a clear benefit of text-messaging and video alerts transmitted from cell towers in affected areas.

Handout - WEA vs. EAS Survey Comparison

The research presented in the handout was conducted by the Wireless RERC and funded by a grant from the National Institute on Disability, Independent Living and Rehabilitation Research (NIDILRR).  It provides the background and results of research activities that examined the effectiveness of the Emergency Alert System (EAS) and Wireless Emergency Alerts (WEA) to provide messages to people with disabilities.  Specifically, the handout includes comparative analyses of the awareness...

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