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UMASS Medical School, Online Course: Individuals Requiring Additional Assistance

by • November 6th, 2012

Post by: Kim Stephens Thanks to Steph Jo Kent for alerting me to the new online course offered by the University of Massachusetts Medical School titled simply: Individuals Requiring Additional Assistance. They describe this offering on their website as follows: … Continue reading

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Great Preparedness Guide…Disability or Not

by • October 12th, 2012

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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Accessible Alert San Diego

by • September 25th, 2012

Post by: Kim Stephens Emergency Management Magazine posted recently about “Alert San Diego”– a new program to reach individuals who are blind, deaf or don’t speak English by the San Diego County Office of Emergency Services (OES). See this video: The … Continue reading

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Perspective of the blind and visually impaired during an emergency

by • August 11th, 2012

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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

by • June 21st, 2012

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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Best of the Best

by • June 19th, 2012

Post by: Kim Stephens What are the best practices when it comes to how communities prepare their most vulnerable populations for an emergency or a disaster?  Kansas University Department of Health and Environment, the Research and Training Center on Independent … Continue reading

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Access and Functional Needs: A guide for First Responders

by • June 17th, 2012

Post by: Kim Stephens I love discovering sites with great content. This one seems to be the mother load when it comes to information for first responders about how to plan for and tailor response actions to people with access … Continue reading

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Social Media Accessibility: Even More Important in a Crisis

by • June 15th, 2012

Accessible Twitter website icon

Post by: Kim Stephens Web accessibility is an issue in the best of times, but is even more important in a crisis. Easy Chirp is an example of one solution. The product is billed as a web-accessible alternative to the Twitter.com. … Continue reading

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Disaster Preparedness for Person’s with Mobility Impairments

by • June 14th, 2012

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Post by: Kim Stephens The site “Nobody Left Behind“ is the blog that describes and documents a three-year study funded by a grant to the Research and Training Center on Independent Living at the University of Kansas from the Centers for Disease … Continue reading

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