DMS helps comply with the Equality Act 2010, which includes the Disability Discrimination Act (DDA).
The Act states that providers must undertake reasonable adjustments including:-
"Provisions for deaf and hard of hearing people."
To meet this legislation, the system has been developed to send an emergency text alert to the users mobile phone once registered to that location. ie: Public access buildings, which include schools, colleges, universities, halls of residence, shopping centres, hotels, libaries, Museums, Sports & Leisure centres and the workplace.
People have concerns that they could remain unaware of an emergency situation in a public place, as 1 in 6 are classified as deaf or hard of hearing and with currently over 76 million mobile phone subscribers in the UK, this is a lifeline to them.
Text is a global success story, so its not surprising that this innovative application has been built on top of Text Relay Service Technology.