by Neil Bauman, Ph.D.
The organization, DeafLink, is offering its new “Accessible Hazard Alert System—Individual Notification (AHAS)”, which is a new service for deaf, hard of hearing, late-deafened, deaf-blind and blind individuals in the USA. It can send emergency information for your city, county or state to email addresses, pagers, and cell phones with text capability, and to PDAs with email capability. The real beauty of this system is that you can request the information alerts in many forms—i.e. ASL, English text, voice, and Braille—as long as you have the appropriate receiving device for your desired mode of communication. For more information and the registration form, click on the above link.