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City of Austin and Travis County

On behalf of Austin and Travis County and the Office of Emergency Management, I would like to share some valuable information with you about Accessible Alerts.

Austin and Travis County are partnering with Deaf Link to provide the Accessible Hazard Alert System (AHAS) which will send accessible alert messages to registered residents who are Deaf, Blind, Hard of Hearing, or Deaf/Blind before, during, and after an emergency or disaster in Austin and Travis County.

Austin and Travis County AHAS subscribers in an area affected by an emergency or disaster will be able to receive an accessible alert message in American Sign Language (ASL) and English voice and text. The alert message could include information about the emergency and what actions to take.

Austin and Travis County AHAS will send accessible alert messages to internet and video capable devices such as computers, mobile phones, and tablet computers. AHAS alerts are also Braille reader accessible.

Our steps to emergency preparedness are Make a Plan, Build a Kit, Know your Neighbors, and Stay Informed. Complete the Austin and Travis County AHAS signup form here to receive alerts messages in accessible formats.

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