Saturday, January 14, 2017

Mobile Pictographs for Alerting and Incident Reporting on the way

We have been working on the idea of using pictographs to empower the linguistically challenged with communicating disaster information for several years. The concept was first presented at the 2013 Common Alerting Protocol Implementation Workshop. Later the Federation of Internet Alerting considered our work in their efforts to communicate pictograph-enabled warnings through their online Ad Spaces.

Spot-On as a Service Provider to the Sahana Software Foundation (Sahana) is providing expertise in emergency communication. This is in part of a project Sahana is leading on realizing the concept of Mobile Pictographs in support of Linguistically Challenged.  The project is made possible through the Humanitarian Innovation Fund of ELRHA.