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Emergency Preparedness Aids

Emergency Preparedness

Emergency Preparedness Aids for People With Disabilities

 

In February 2010, the first National Leadership Summit on Emergency Management and Assistive Technology Reutilization took place in Washington, D.C. In the course of the meeting, several items were presented that aid people with disabilities to prepare for emergencies. Among them were a step-by-step DVD, a substantive guide for assisting people with disabilities in an emergency, and an emergency readiness wheel. EAD & Associates LLC assisted the Louisiana Assistive Technology Access Network (LATAN) and the National Organization on Disability (NOD) in the development of these materials, and all are available for use by other programs.

 

The LATAN Emergency Preparedness DVD is a video for seniors, people with disabilities, and their family members and caregivers. The DVD is fully accessible with American Sign Language, Open Captioning and Descriptive Audio. A flyer and order forms are attached to this article Additional information is available from LATAN at:

            Voice/TDD:  1-800-270-6185

            obrown@latan.org

            http://www.latan.org

 

The NOD booklet, Functional Needs of People With Disabilities, a Guide for Emergency Managers, Planners and Responders is one of the tools of the Emergency Preparedness Initiative. The 5.5x8.5-inch, 63-page booklet offers guidance for planning, evacuation, recovery and mitigation. A photo of the cover is included.

 

Along with this booklet NOD presented an Emergency Readiness Wheel for People With Disabilities. One side of the wheel addresses Preparedness, the other Response. (See included photos.) Intended for individual use, one side provides a form for all key emergency information. The wheel can be customized with individual program or organization logos or information.

 

For information about ordering or reproducing the Guide and the Wheel, contact EAD & Associates, LLC at:

    Voice/TTY:  (718) 330-0034

    edavis@eadassociates.com

    http://www.eadassociates.com

 

This information is provided to facilitate the distribution of information. The Pass It On Center has no financial interest in the reproduction or sale of these items.

 

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DISCLAIMER

This work is supported under a five-year cooperative agreement # H235V060016 awarded by the U.S. Department of Education, Office of Special Education and Rehabilitative Services, and is administered by the Pass It On Center of the Georgia Department of Labor – Tools for Life.  However, the contents of this publication do not necessarily represent the policy or opinions of the Department of Education, or the Georgia Department of Labor, and the reader should not assume endorsements of this document by the Federal government or the Georgia Department of Labor.

 

 

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Title: Emergency Preparedness Aids
Module: Emergency Mgmt
Author: Trish Redmon
Audience: Administrator
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Organization Source: Pass It On Center
Last Reviewed: 04-25-2010 2:41 PM