Tag Archives: Twitter

Interpreter Debacle Proves Need for Planning

If ever there was a cautionary tale for emergency management, this is it. Are you wondering “how such a spectacular mistake could have been made“? News about the #fakeinterpreter for Nelson Mandela’s Memorial Service worsened daily: from grotesque incompetence to mental … Continue reading

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Communicating with Individuals Requiring Additional Assistance: There’s an app for that!

Post by: Kim Stephens The Massachusetts Department of Health and Human Services, Emergency Preparedness Bureau has created a hands-on tool to reduce communication barriers and better assist individuals with access and functional needs (or IRAA) during an emergency. “Show Me: … 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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