Beyond the beaches with their Wi-Fi-laden hotels, fast food restaurants and fancy coffee shops, it can often be challenging to find a reliable internet connection in Sussex County.
Just ask the students who have to head to McDonald’s to do their homework, or the farmers who cannot remotely monitor their plants or livestock because of poor connectivity.
Read the rest of the story at https://www.delawareonline.com/story/news/local/2018/06/20/sussexs-177-m-budget-includes-small-chunk-expand-broadband/714980002.
REHOBOTH BEACH, Del. – Getting to the sandy beach just got a whole lot easier for everyone in Rehoboth Beach now that the city has installed Mobi-Mats at some select beach access points.
“These are Mobi-Mats, they’re light easy to remove in a storm, they are easy to put on the sand and they’re made out of rubber and they also allow more visitors the access and opportunity to our pristine beaches,” explains Rehoboth Beach Commissioner Kathy McGuiness.
Rehoboth Beach now has two locations where they’ve installed the Mobi-Mats.
Read the rest of the story at http://www.wmdt.com/news/delaware/new-mats-provide-better-access-to-rehoboth-beach/740211535.
Note: While the story is not geared towards D/HH people, there are people who have vertigo or Meniere’s Disease and having such option will make their hike easier.
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.
Read the rest of the story at http://www.wboc.com/story/38144700/deaf-community-learns-text-to-9-1-1-feature.
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