People who are Deaf or Hard of Hearing have difficulties in emergency situations such as: hurricanes, floods, tornadoes and other weather emergencies. They may not be able to hear a warning siren or the television they are watching may not be close-captioned. Even students who are in schools may have trouble receiving warning messages if they are in a mainstreamed school or a college that is not equipped with devices for the Deaf or Hard of Hearing. In the United States there are only two colleges for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing, they are Gallaudet and National Technical Institute for the Deaf (NTID) that is part of Rochester Institute of Technology. There should be systems put in place that makes it easier for Deaf and Hard of Hearing people to be informed of any emergency situation that may be occurring. Deaf and Hard of Hearing individuals are even at risk in their own homes if they are not aware of the services available to them, such as smoke alarms.
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