Worldwide: Emergency Call for Deaf People!
What do Deaf People need to alert Emergency Service Center?
Nothing but a cell phone and a deaf‑sos unit*
What do Emergency Service Center need to answer Deaf Emergency Calls?
Nothing but a cell phone to send SMS*
How deaf‑sos works in Case of Emergency:
1. Dial 911 or 112**
directly from place of accident!
(Use your cell phone*)
2. Activate deaf-sos.
It speaks for you:
This is an emergency call from a deaf! I can not hear you, I can not talk to you! Please locate my position! Send help immediatly! Reply by SMS to the signalised phone number! Hang up when you have understood everything!
3. Wait for a SMS* from the dispatch center and click “Answer”:
Send SMS* including relevant emergency data (who? what? where?)
Lifesavers quicker arrive:
Saving time — a matter
of vital importance!
Your emergency call reaches the nearest dispatch center automatically with spoken speech: You attract attention immediately!
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FAQ about deaf‑sos
Questions about deaf-sos and Emergency Call Services
Does deaf-sos works only at home or on the way, too?
Use deaf-sos with any cell phone and it works all over the country (GSM coverage needed).
Do I need a special cell phone?
deaf-sos works fine with nearly every cell phone (GSM band must be compatible).
Does deaf-sos place an immediate telephone call to emergency services, or is there any delay in the call?
deaf-sos supports immediate connections to the nearest emergency call service center. There is no delay and no relay interposed.
Does deaf-sos has its own emergency call center?
No. deaf-sos supports the national emergency services (112 or 911) worldwide. Your emergency call automatically routs to the nearest dispatch center.
Do I need a legalization to use deaf-sos and national emergency services?
Everybody has the right to use national emergency services worldwide without any special legalization. deaf-sos assists these services to help you quick and safe.
How is it possible, that works worldwide?
Hearing and speaking people can use national emergency call services worldwide on condition that
1) they know the correct emergency call number of local country (in most cases 112 or 911),
2) they have a cell phone with compatible GSM band.
Deaf people must meet the same requirements. Additional to that,
3) deaf-sos is needed to compensate speech impairment, and cell phone must be able to send and receive SMS*.
In other words: deaf-sos is nothing less than an upgrade of Deaf’s emergency call abilities to the level of hearing ones. It simulates the absence characteristic, and speaks for the Deaf.
How easy is it for emergency services to cooperate with deaf-sos?
Dispatchers don’t need any information in advance about the used alert system or the user. deaf-sos uses exactly the same communication channel as hearing people do. That’s why Deaf attract attention immediately (no unnoticed emergency faxes any more!). In the process deaf-sos carries out a smooth change from spoken speech communication to SMS* communication, which is available for both, Deaf and dispatcher. That’s the “genially and revolutionary simplicity” of deaf-sos.
Have you contacted every emergency service center worldwide to tell them about ?
deaf-sos is the first global Deaf alert system, that works fully self-explanatory. There is no need to inform anyone in advance. Emergency service center don’t need any special equipment and no expensive modification is necessary. To answer an emergency call from a Deaf, the service center only needs a simple cell phone to contact the Deaf via SMS*. That’s simple, easy and cost-efficient. It works fine all over the world in countries with GSM coverage.
Could I send the spoken emergency message to other phone numbers, too?
We don’t know other emergency services, which guaranty you more professional and perfect help than the national 112/911 emergency services. So we highly recommend to trust in these organizations. Although it is possible to send your emergency alert to any other phone number.
I use TTY for emergency calls and it works good. Do I need deaf-sos?
Never change a running system 😉 — be happy and tell others about your good experiences. But ensure that your system runs all over your country and the countries you will traveling in future, too. If you are not really sure, we recommend to add deaf-sos to your emergency equipment. Us only: Read the following information (FCC).
And think about this, too: Can you reach emergency services all over the country with only one number (911 or 112)? If not, add deaf-sos to your possibilities. All over the world you need only one or two emergency call numbers: 112 or 911! It makes emergency calls easy and safe, because you must never search the correct phone number to alert a lifesaver! deaf-sos connects you automatically to the nearest dispatch center — that works fine worldwide 🙂
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