December 9 - Your input can help improve emergency notifications and warning. Wireless Emergency Alerts (WEA), short emergency messages that can be received on cell phones across the country, are one of the many technologies available through the Integrated Public Alert and Warning System (IPAWS). WEAs are automatic and can provide emergency weather and imminent threat notifications, AMBER alerts, and Presidential messages. Unlike text alerts you may receive from your city, county, or institution, WEAs are not subscription based, so customers of participating wireless carriers with WEA-capable phones do not sign up to receive the alerts.
The Rehabilitation Engineering Research Center for Wireless Technologies (Wireless RERC) is interested in learning more about your level of awareness of WEA messages. The survey below will also help us understand the accessibility of this unique technology and how it impacts your community.
Wireless Emergency Alert Survey (English)! (Español)!
If you wish to complete the survey over the phone, please email DeeDee Bennett or call her at 404-385-4618.