"Emergency management professionals need to understand the unique needs of each group when planning strategies for keeping their communities safe and informed,”
Rochester, NY (PRWEB) March 23, 2010
Asher Group will be presenting at the upcoming NENA 2010: 9-1-1 National Conference and Trade Show in Indianapolis Indiana in June. NENA, the National Emergency Number Association, creates and promotes industry standards for effective and accessible 9-1-1 services in North America. Asher Group President Sam Asher and Rochelle Asher, OTR will speak on June 8th presenting “What it Means to Be Accessible: Broadening Your Understanding.”
“Accessibility encompasses many different groups, each with their own needs and strengths. Emergency management professionals need to understand the unique needs of each group when planning strategies for keeping their communities safe and informed,” says Rochelle, an occupational therapist in the Rochester community for 30 years. “In the past, emergency management professionals have reached the hearing impaired population, and perhaps the visually impaired, not fully understanding the needs of other groups of people.”
The Asher Group is proud of its history reaching people with disabilities in the community. Hyper Reach, which can be found at http://www.hyper-reach.com, Asher’s emergency notification product, was one of the first emergency notification systems to access TTY/TDD for hearing impaired call recipients in 2001.
More information about Asher Group can be found at http://www.ashergroup.com.