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Student With Mobile Disability Pushes School to Plan for Evacuation

Although I usually do not post content from vendors, I found this story quite compelling. This story was provided to me via email as a press release by: Jon Ryan Account Executive | Black Twig Communications. Student With Mobile Disability Implements Sustainable Evacuation Plan … Continue reading

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Focus Groups in Western Massachusetts to Discuss IRAA Standard Operating Guidance

Post by: Delilah Geldart Update: As of 10/31/2012 The Western Regional Homeland Security Advisory Council (WRHSAC) has postponed the focus groups planned for November 2, 2012, at 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM at Hotel Northampton. The future date is still … Continue reading

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New App for the Deaf Community will include Emergency Alerts

Post by: Kim Stephens A new mobile app called “Engage”  is touted as the “first ever mobile App for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing” and delivers content in American Sign Language. Their website states: Engage is a wireless community … Continue reading

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CalEMA’s Evacuation and Transportation Toolkit for Access and Functional Needs

Post by: Kim Stephens California has a great toolkitfor emergency managers to use when planning transportation and evacuation for people with access and functional needs. The tool kit has 4 basic chapters: Overview: Understanding  Evacuation and Transportation for People with … Continue reading

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US Fire Administration: Disability Blog

Post by: Kim Stephens This tweet intrigued me: Disability.Blog Update: Fire Safety for People with Disabilities http://t.co/K8PbtOFF @disabilitygov #firesafety #publicsafety lady — Jana Baldwin (@NWtoSE) July 18, 2012 I didn’t know that the US Fire Administration had a disability blog, … Continue reading

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When Using an Interpreter–Don’t be this guy!

Post by: Kim Stephens Although none of us think that we look or act like this professor when using an interpreter, this video highlights some great misconceptions and points about what NOT to do in a very humorous way.

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First Responder Training Video for Communication with the Deaf Community

Post by: Kim Stephens This May, 2011 video developed by Spokane Washington, provides one of the best descriptions of how first responders should communicate with the deaf and hard of hearing community that I have seen.   This training video … Continue reading

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