1. Sign into Twitter, if you don't have an account, you can create one. Go to Twitter.com and follow
2.Turn on your GPS settings. This is important in an emergency for Responders to know which
district to dispatch from, and how to find you if you need help.
3. Include #demx in every tweet about the test.
4. Follow @XpressiveHandz and @Deaf_Emergency.
5. FYI: We are only collecting tweets to #demx.
The number sign # before a tweet is called a "hashtag". Our topic is Deaf Emergency X, shortened for this purpose as #demx.
Hashtags are simply a topic with a # in front of it, such as #demx we are using in regards of discussing Nov 9 National test being conducted by FEMA. It is like following a channel on the old CB or ham radio or tv station. It is topical, dedicated to either the topic, or group of people, such as #deaf #ASL #disability #hardofhearing #HOH. If you have a twitter account, check these out by using the "search" at the top of your twitter screen, then you can "save" the search when you find this topic. You will see a timeline of all tweets associated with the hashtag.
Stephanie Jo Kent put together a few ideas we are looking for:
* #demx EAS Alert received by ______ (tv, internet, SMS, text, etc)
* #demx EAS Alert received via interpreter over ______ (tv, in person, etc)
* #demx EAS Alert not received
* demx EAS Alert info clear
* demx EAS Alert info not clear
These are some questions we will be asking:
Q1 Which local First Responders are BEST at communicating with the Deaf?
Q2 Which Deaf Community is CHAMP with communicating with First Responders?
Q3 Which way of communicating was BEST? English test or ASL interpretation?
Hearing people are watching, hearing people care. Your #demx tweets matter!
This Prezi Vlog is created by Stephanie Jo Kent. You will find her bio and a link to her website below the video. Press the arrow key after each presentation to view the next series of information. We have 2 days to get this out. Let's do our Deaf Community Proud and Show the strength of our numbers and be SEEN and HEARD. Help us improve the Emergency Alert System for ALL our American Citizens.
More about Stephanie Jo Kent in her own words: