Text to 911 is Now Available in Maryland!
If you can’t call 911, you can now text 911 in an emergency. The Maryland Governor’s Office of the Deaf and Hard of Hearing is proud to announce the availability of a new public safety tool, Text-to-911, throughout the State of Maryland. Residents and visitors can now text “911” in an emergency. This service is meant to provide a means for emergency communication for individuals who are Deaf or hard of hearing, those who have speech disabilities, and for individuals who may be in a situation where it is unsafe to place a voice call to 911. Take a look at the announcement video in ASL:
Read the office’s press release here. For more information, view the fact sheet, FAQ sheet, and PSA video below.