The EU-112 event is organised jointly by EENA, the European Emergency Number Association, and the General Directorate for Emergencies of the Region of Murcia. The aim of the workshop is to foster sharing of best practices between EU emergency services and relevant authorities. The event is organised under the patronage of the Spanish Presidency of the European Union.
The REACH112 - REsponding to All Citizens needing Help - project will be presented at the event, it is a three-year project partially funded under the ICT Policy Support Programme (ICT PSP) as part of the Competitiveness and Innovation Programme.
REACH112 will implement an accessible alternative to traditional voice telephony that will be suitable for all. While people with disabilities find it hard to communicate with the existing solutions, REACH112 will provide modes of communication so that they will find a way to communicate in each situation, may it be with a live real-time text conversation, with sign language, with lip reading, with voice or with any simultaneous combination of these modes.