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  • Reaching deaf, blind students with instant, mass communications

  • How do you deliver time-sensitive, mass instructions to deaf or blind students and staff? And how do you do so instantly when people under your care have just moments to react?

    In our work with deaf and blind school leaders, we’ve helped many of your peers increase the reach, speed, and ease of routine and emergency mass communications by integrating technologies they already owned.

    In doing so, they’ve been able to ensure equal, instant access to information so students and staff don’t have to wait for their hearing/seeing counterparts to relay emergency alerts or other time-sensitive instructions.

    What does that look like in practice?

    We’ve interviewed leaders at the Colorado School for the Deaf and the Blind (CSDB) and American School for the Deaf (ASD): Here are their stories.

    You’ll find other related resources below.

    Better communications with live video announcements

    You can now add live video announcements to your daily or emergency mass communications — either as an add-on to your existing Layered Solutions integrations, or an affordable enhancement if you’re a new customer. [more]

    Strobe light integrations

    For years, school leaders have asked us for outdoor strobe light integrations to gain deaf students’ attention when they’re outdoors. We’re thrilled to make that available.

    Outdoor IP strobe lights can be used in different lenses and colors, integrate with other communications tools, and withstand outdoor/weather conditions.

     Here’s a super short video about it:
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    Get more out of technologies you already own

    Disparate, legacy technologies you own today can be integrated for added functionality, reach, speed, and automation. Systems that can be integrated include the following:

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    Complimentary, custom consultations for school leaders

    You’re invited to connect with us for a complimentary, custom consultation. We’ll share how other schools managed communications or security challenges similar to yours, even in a financial crunch.

    There’s no cost and no commitment, and you’ll walk away with new ideas and greater clarity on next steps.

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