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In the News: 'Text-to-911' is Minnesota's new emergency texting services

Star Tribune

12/5/2017 8:28:34 AM

Aaron Gutzke, Executive Director of ThinkSelf, and Christian Vogler, Ph.D., Director of the Technology Access Program at Gallaudet University, were both quoted in the following Star Tribune article, 'Text-to-911' is Minnesota's new emergency texting services. 

"For the first time, Minnesotans can send a text message to 911 during an emergency when calling for help is not an option, state authorities announced Tuesday.

"The statewide service, known as “Text-to-911,” went live Tuesday morning and will provide a connection to emergency services for people who are deaf or unable to speak. It could also help crime victims caught in dangerous situations — such as home invasions, domestic assaults or active shooter incidents — in which speaking on the telephone could put them in greater danger."

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