DISABILITY

INCLUSIVE ACCESS TO INCLUSIVE SERVICES

Beacon expands access to on-demand services and assistance for marginalized populations

Beacon Emergency Dispatch Platform

Persons with disabilities often do not have access to the specialized care that they need. When left unattended, this can snowball into far graver medical conditions. Beacon helps to address:

1. QUALITY OF LIFE THREATS

Haiti Earthquake - Pediatric Injuries

2. BARRIERS TO DAILY CARE

john brown - port-au-prince, haiti

3. OBSTACLES TO REHABILITATION

Child amputee with Prosthetic Limb

Establishing communication through Beacon can substantially improve access to specialized care and inclusive transport for marginalized populations.

Beacon Emergency Dispatch Platform

HOW IT WORKS

QUALITY OF LIFE THREATS

1. BARRIER TO ACCESS

A person with a disability cannot access medical care or assistance

2. REQUEST

The individual or a caretaker places a request for assistance by text message.

3. ALERT

Beacon can request additional information or will immediately create an alert to relay the necessary information as a text message to all available caretakers registered on the list.

4. ASSIGNMENT

Beacon receives confirmation responses from the caretakers and selects the nearest and most appropriate individual(s) and/or vehicle(s) and assigns them to the incident.

5. CARE DELIVERY

Assigned caretakers arrive at the location and confirm their arrival via Beacon, requesting additional assistance and resources if necessary.

6. TRANSPORT

Where indicated, the requesting party can be referred and/or transported to healthcare facilities for continued care.

Beacon Features:

  • Low-tech set-up A single internet connected-device is required to launch
  • Universal accessibility — Can be used on any mobile phone, whether smartphone or feature phone, with or without internet connectivity
  • Easy-to-use interface — Text message interactions require minimal input, are easily followed, and are predictable; Admin and Dispatch interface is intuitive and accessible on any device
  • Automated control – After creating the initial alert, all resource coordination is automated, eliminating the need for dispatchers to micromanage individual resources
  • Low-maintenance operations — No need to download apps or worry about updates; just register the Responder’s mobile phone number and they’re ready to go
  • Modular architecture for easy customization — Beacon v2.0 has been re-built using a modular architecture to enable custom changes to message content and response sequence workflow

Inclusive Access for Disability Features:

  • Customizable Resource Types — Can include a wide range of resource types with programmable pre-sets depending on one or more needs
  • Multi-Provider Coordination – Allows for inclusion of and delegation between caretakers at multiple levels of care
  • Hospital Bypass — Functionality to track bed availability and hospital bypass status via web admin pages for specialized care

launch the beacon platform today

1. CREATE AN AGENCY ACCOUNT

If you’re an Agency Manager and would like full access to the Beacon platform, click on the button below and register today!

  • Beacon Emergency Dispatch Platform Dashboard v2.4

2. INSTALL THE RESPONDER MOBILE APP

If you’re a responder with an agency that’s already using the Beacon Dispatch platform, download the Beacon Mobile App today for iOS or Android by clicking the link below!

Initial Alert flooding - Beacon Emergency Dispatch v2.0
Confirm on-scene flooding - Beacon Emergency Dispatch v2.0
Beacon Emergency Dispatch for iOS - Message 3: Confirm Additional Resources
Beacon Emergency Dispatch for iOS - Message 4: Confirm Transport
Beacon Emergency Dispatch for iOS - Message 5: Confirm Hospital Arrival
Beacon Emergency Dispatch - Swahili
download Beacon Emergency Dispatch on the Google Play store

STILL HAVE QUESTIONS?

If you’re looking for help setting up Beacon, watch the videos below.

If you have questions about Beacon operations, read our manuals and FAQ.

If you still have questions, send us an email using the contact form below.