Hearing impaired emergency call technology partnership announced
| 06.20.2007 | 10:07:10 | Views: 3115 | ID:
June 20 '07: A press release from the National Emergency Number Association announced a partnership designed to help maintain hearing impaired technology. The new partnership will target populations with emergency call services using the 9-1-1 centers equipped with the Positron Public Safety Systems technology.
The partnership will focus on the TTY-PASS program.TTY-PASS was developed in 2005 "to safeguard the nearly 28 million people in the U.S. who are deaf or hearing impaired," the NENA press release read. "The system helps 9-1-1 centers meet federal testing requirements for their ... text-based telecommunications devices for the Deaf." The Positron and NENA technology partnership will provide detailed information through a web-based application. Using the internet-based technology, the emergency call taker would be able to pinpoint the caller's physical location. "TTY-PASS works by sending a three-minute test script to the 9-1-1 operator's TTY (Deaf-sensitive emergency call technology). The 9-1-1 call taker then copies the received text into a secure website, where a score is generated," to help ensure that the program's application is up-to-date, the press release read.
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