Gaps in Wireless Emergency Alert (WEA) Effectiveness

Title: Gaps in Wireless Emergency Alert (WEA) Effectiveness
Format: Report
Publication Date: 2015

The Rehabilitation Engineering Research Center for Wireless Technologies surveyed the public (with emphasis on people with disabilities) to assess the awareness and understanding of Wireless Emergency Alerts. The findings assisted the Federal Emergency Management Agency’s (FEMA) Integrated Public Alert and Warning System (IPAWS) by highlighting potential gaps in WEA effectiveness for people with disabilities.


Bennett, D. (2015). Gaps in Wireless Emergency Alert (WEA) Effectiveness. Atlanta, GA: Wireless RERC and the Center for Advanced Communications Policy.

Related File: gapsinweafinal.pdf
Related Departments:
  • Center for Advanced Communications Policy