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How do deaf people call 911 in the event of an emergency

911 and Deaf?

It is important for deaf people to know how to call 911 in case of an emergency. It can be easy for someone who can hear to understand what's happening in the case of an emergency, but deaf people may not understand what's going on.

Text-to-911 service is a shorter, faster way to dial 911. When you use the text-to-911 service, you put in your location and any important information or questions. You can send the information or questions to the dispatcher by text message on your cell phone. The dispatcher types it back to you by text message on a secure voice line.

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Most deaf and hard of hearing people can use a Public Safety Answering Point or “PSAP” or 911 call center by using a text telephone (TTY) or a relay service which is time consuming.

Text-to-911 allows text to make a 911 call, this is useful to people who are deaf, and any one who is in a dangerous situation to make a 911 call. Text-to-911 work from a mobile phone or similar device

Federal Communications Commission (FCC) rules allow the deaf, hard-of-hearing, and speech-disabled to use Text to 911 for emergency calls using their compatible wireless phone or TTY that is registered on their account.

What if I can’t text 911 yet?

If you attempt to call 911 and you are deaf, and you can't, the FCC rules require the PSAP to call you back by the most efficient means possible. If you are deaf and unable to communicate via a TTY or Speak & Spell, you may need to use video relay service (VRS) to contact 911.

Conclusion

Texting 911 would be a great way to make deaf people save and without any help. No one has to hear what's happening, but they can tell the police what's going on. People who cannot hear and speak would have a better chance of saving their life because of texting 911 in case of an emergency.

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