Partial Listing of Recommended Steps to Ensure Accessible Emergency Preparedness

Accessible Shelters

  • Architectural accessibility
  • Fully integrated shelters
  • Provision of medications, durable medical equipment, etc
  • Training of intake personnel

Emergency Warnings/Information in Accessible Format

  • Visual alerts for hearing impaired
  • Outreach materials for Emergency Preparedness

Emergency Transportation

  • Evacuation out of buildings
  • Evacuation from a region

Training of First Responders for addressing the needs of persons with disabilities

Involvement of disability-related community based groups in emergency preparedness planning

Accessible Temporary Housing