L.A. Council OKs Six-Month Study on Text-to-911
Los Angeles Council members have approved a six-month study to examine the cost and how to implement a system that would allow individuals to text 911 for emergency services. Similar 911 texting systems are in place in 100 U.S. cities, and advocates say such programs would help the deaf community access emergency services, as well as those who cannot speak during an emergency.
- "Text-to-911 in an Emergency? L.A. Is Looking at Adding That Service" (Jahad, "KPCC News," KPCC, 9/19).