Why text 911?

My parents are deaf. Text to 911 technology isn’t widely adopted in the United States. If there was an emergency, how could my parents contact 911?

If there's a robbery or an active shooter situation, texting is safer than speaking to 911 dispatchers. If a person has an accent or a speech disability, texting 911 is easier.

The current text to 911 technology stack relies on the user to provide an accurate address, cannot receive images of the emergency, and does not allow the user to provide specific details of the emergency.

How to solve the problem?

  • Quick Message

    In an emergency, every second counts. Users can quickly write a brief message and send it to the nearest 911 dispatcher.

  • Specific Location

    Sends realtime address and allows user to specify emergency location.

  • Specify Emergency

    Allows the dispatcher to send the right resource. Medical emergency (ambulance), burning building (fire department), shooting (police).

  • Send Image

    User has option to send an image so dispatchers understand the nature of the emergency.

  • Efficient

    Message is quickly sent with all the important details. Dispatchers will then communicate further via text.

  • Works with Existing Technlogy

    If text to 911 isn’t available, text911 will convert text to voice and call 911 on the user's behalf, playing details to dispatchers on a quick loop.

How you can help?

Share this site with potential funders, donate to our cause, advocate to make this technology available, collaborate (we’re looking for passionate problem solvers).

Next Steps

Collaborate with 911 call centers to integrate technology in the US and Worldwide
Secure funding to build technology
Beta test with users
Integrate other languages (Spanish, Chinese)
Use data to make emergency reporting efficient