Tag Archives: Disability

The Health and Disability Program, MA Department of Public Health

 At the Whole Community Preparedness Summit, planned for May 22, 2013 in Amherst, MA,  Bridget Landers, Rachel Tanenhaus and Ashley Martinez of the Health and Disability Program (HDP) will help attendees gain a better understanding of how to meet the needs … Continue reading

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Social Media Accessibility Toolkit: New from Emergency Wiki 2.0

Post by: Kim Stephens (reblogged from iDisaster.wordpress.com) One question that inevitably comes up when discussing social media with emergency managers  is the problem of accessibility: Is the content on social media available to everyone in my community? In turn, community members with … Continue reading

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Individuals Requiring Additional Assistance in a Disaster: Sandy Reminds us to Think Beyond the Emergency Kit

Post by: Steph Jo Kent and Madeline Peters Looking at the situation in New York and New Jersey we can see two time-streams of emergency preparedness and response: there is the immediate onset of crisis and then there are the … Continue reading

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Great Preparedness Guide…Disability or Not

Post by: Kim Stephens The Oregon Health and Science University, in collaboration with the Oregon Office of Disability and Health, the Oregon Institute of Disability and Development, and the Center on Community Accessibility,  have crafted a wonderful emergency preparedness toolkit for … Continue reading

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Perspective of the blind and visually impaired during an emergency

Post by: Kim Stephens with excerpts from Ben Proctor Ben Proctor, a UK blogger that writes about emergency management as well as emerging technology, recently posted about how changing public transportation routes during a crisis can be unsettling for the … Continue reading

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Mayo Clinic Video post on Emergency Preparedness for Disabled

Post by: Kim Stephens This video of Lisa Beck of the Mayo Clinic brings attention to the additional plans that are required for sheltering or evacuation people with access and functional needs. The video is not captioned–the target audience appears … Continue reading

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