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NOAA National Weather Radio for deaf and hard of hearing

Source(s):  National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA)
National Weather Service (NWS)

This document describes the importance of National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration Weather Radios (NWR) for the deaf or hard of hearing. NWR offers non-verbal information imbedded in its broadcasts to provide timely, critical warnings of life threatening events to the deaf and hard of hearing. Some receivers are equipped with special output connectors that activate alerting devices such as vibrators, bed shakers, pillow vibrators, strobe lights and other alerting systems.


Format Multimedia and Websites
Sub-format Web pages

Target audiences


Group: Special


Sub-group: people with disabilities

Additional information

Published in United States of America

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  • Year of publication 2008
  • Language(s) English
  • Price Unknown

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