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Subject: Re: [emergency] Fwd: Public Warning, CAP and the DisabledCommunity

A correction on the contact email for Trisha 
O'Connell... the correct address is 

- Art

>Friends -
>I'm passing this along from PPW for your 
>information and in case any TC members might 
>care to lend their support.  (Please note the 
>tight deadline on the latter.)
>The National Center for Accessible Media at WGBH 
>is putting together a grant application for a 
>trial of CAP and CAP-based applications in 
>improving safety warnings to disabled 
>individuals.  Their immediate challenge... by 
>next Tuesday... is to flesh out their 
>matching-funds requirement with in-kind 
>donations of professional time from reviewers 
>and participants.
>So they're looking for offers... NOT, they 
>stress, any contractual or binding 
>commitments... of time from interested 
>professionals over the next three years.
>As you know, improving service to special 
>populations, particularly those with 
>disabilities, has been a core objective of CAP. 
>This project is an opportunity to turn that 
>potential into reality, and in the process to 
>obtain real-world feedback on the standard 
>I hope some of you will be able to offer a bit 
>of your time to help make it happen.  The 
>process and contact details are in the message 
>below and in the attachments.
>- Art
>>From: "kenneth B. Allen" <kballen@www.ppw.us>
>>To: <information@www.ppw.us>
>>Subject: An Invitation -- Public Warning, CAP and the Disabled Community
>>Date: Wed, 21 Apr 2004 14:21:13 -0400
>>April 21, 2004
>>PPW has been approached by the WGBH National 
>>Center for Accessible Media (NCAM) about 
>>partnering on a project to improve public 
>>warning for the disabled community.  Part of 
>>the project will involve looking at the 
>>recently adopted Common Alerting Protocol 
>>NCAM is seeking public and private 
>>organizations that are interested in 
>>Attached to this email are (1) a memo to PPW 
>>members; (2) an overview of the project; (3) a 
>>draft letter to NCAM and (4) a resource 
>>Please take a look at this package and consider participating.
>>NCAM is applying for a grant to fund this 
>>project and the grant application is due next 
>>Tuesday.  Accordingly, there is a very tight 
>>If you have any questions, contact Trisha 
>>O'Connell at NCAM (671)-300-2490 or 
>>Kenneth B. Allen
>>Executive Director
>>Partnership for Public Warning
>>(703) 883 -7620
>>The Partnership for Public Warning provides a 
>>forum where government and industry are working 
>>together to create a national public warning 
>>capability that gets the right information to 
>>the right people at the right time.  For 
>>information on the Partnership, visit 
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