Austin’s new emergency alert system to serve blind, deaf or hard of hearing communities

Summarized by Matthew Dehler, staff writer

As America continues to advance, more places begin to implement measures to help Deaf and Hard of Hearing people. Recently, in Austin, Texas and surrounding areas, city officials partnered with Deaf Link to launch a new system. The system helps deaf/hard of hearing people of the area understand alerts related to emergencies, such as Thunderstorms or Covid-19. Users will receive accessible messages through various web and video-capable devices, such as computers, smartphones and tablets.

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