Episode 8 Resources: Emergency Shelter Preparedness

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Resource Sheets Produced by the Southeast ADA Center

Resources from the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ)

Other Resources

  • Three Questions about Inclusive Emergency Preparedness for People With Disabilities
    As National Preparedness Month comes to a close, we are reminded of the importance of making emergency planning efforts inclusive of people of all ages and abilities as required by the Americans with Disabilities Act and the Rehabilitation Act. ACL interviewed two disability community leaders working to ensure that people with disabilities are included in emergency preparedness efforts.
    Source: Administration for Community Living (ACL) Blog
    Link: acl.gov/NewsRoom/blog/2016/2016_09_29b.aspx
  • Emergency Management and Preparedness - Inclusion of Persons with Disabilities Webinar Series
    Sponsored by the ADA National Network, this series of free, 90-minute webinars focus on key strategies at various levels (federal, state, and local) toward emergency management and preparedness and the inclusion of people with disabilities. All sessions are archived and real time captioned.
    Source: ADA National Network
    Link: adaconferences.org/Emergency
  • Communication Access Options for Individuals Who Are Deaf, Hard of Hearing or Have Speech Difficulties
    This guide describes assistive technology products and other aids that can help emergency responders, shelters and caregivers communicate effectively with people who are deaf, hard of hearing or have speech difficulties. Technology vendors and cost information are included.
    Source: Georgia Emergency Preparedness Coalition for Persons with Disabilities and Older Adults
    Link: bit.ly/ga_ada_communication_access_options (PDF 2 pages)
  • Emergency Preparedness Planning for Individuals Who Use Assistive Technology (AT)
    Two-page brochure with tips on preparing for an emergency for persons who use assistive technology.
    Source: Georgia Emergency Preparedness Coalition for Persons with Disabilities and Older Adults
    Link: bit.ly/ga_ada_emergency_prep_at
  • TIPS Guide for First Responders - January 2013
    This quick reference guide provides specific, practical tips for working with people who have a wide range of disabilities. The information is organized for easy access before, during and after a crisis. It includes a list of the member organizations of the Georgia Emergency Preparedness Coalition. A new edition will be published in June 2014.
    Source: Georgia Emergency Preparedness Coalition for Persons with Disabilities and Older Adults
    Link: bit.ly/ga_ada_tips_emergency (PDF 32 pages)
  • State of Georgia Functional and Access Needs Support Services Toolkit - April 2014
    This toolkit for local officials offers resources to plan and provide reasonable accommodations for all citizens during disaster incidents.
    Source: State of Georgia ADA Coordinator's Office


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