Trials are underway in the United Kingdom of a text-based service, similar to 911, which is aimed at people with disabilities who are unable to phone in alerts.

Users of the new style service could send a text message indicating their emergency, what type of assistance they require and their location. The message would be received by a voice relay assistant who would call emergency services and then text back a response.

Currently, organizers are looking for people with disabilities in the United Kingdom to participate in the trial, which would involve texting in a real emergency.

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If the trial is successful, a permanent service could be implemented in the United Kingdom in 2010, reports the BBC. To read more click here.