New Israeli App Will Help Deaf, Hard of Hearing Call Police in Emergency

With no emergency text system, hundreds of thousands of Israelis can't call police in emergency.

Hundreds of thousands of Israelis who are deaf or hard of hearing can’t call the police in an emergency, because the police still lack the capability to receive calls for help via text messages. However, Kobi Yaakobi - of the Institute for the Advancement of Deaf Persons in Israel - is currently working on a solution: an application called kaftor adom (“red button”).