GEORGETOWN, Del.- Although the text to 9-1-1 feature has been available in Sussex County since March, the deaf community was able to get a private tutorial with an interpreter on Tuesday afternoon.
The new feature allows the deaf to communicate with a dispatcher more easily than the previous method of video chat.
“We do have the capability to use text/chat, that’s great. Because if the internet were to fail, then we can go over to the texting communication,” Dennise Scott said.
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