Tag: fema

The Crowd is FEMA’s Most Effective Tool in Innovation

For nearly 4 decades the Federal Emergency Management Agency has fought to reduce the devastation brought on by disasters in the United States. From supply, organization, and training pre-emergency, to potential hazard monitoring and methods for relaying danger levels, to efficiently and effectively coping with the aftermath – FEMA strives to keep communities, nationwide safe. … Continued

Making the World a Better Place

Crowdsourcing is often thought of as the solution to a number of business problems, but the innovation obviously doesn’t stop at the limits of data entry and market research. VizWiz is a company that is using a combination of technology and crowdsourcing to answer general visual questions for people with visual impairments. Last year, VizWiz … Continued