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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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Road-Side Assistance Sign Language Brochure

by • November 2nd, 2012

WMTV.Com from Omaha, NE posted this story about how two students at the Iowa School for the Deaf are helping people nationwide. Seniors John Issacson and Johanna Scherling created a sign language brochure to help emergency personnel communicate with hearing … 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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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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Gallaudet University CERT Training

by • July 15th, 2012

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Post by: Kim Stephens This is a representative sample of tweets from the Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) training, sponsored by Serve DC–the Mayor’s Office of Volunteerism, at Gallaudet University, July 10-12, 2012. Everyone, both trainees and first responders alike, … 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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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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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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Broward County: Good example of info for Residents at Risk

by • June 2nd, 2012

Post by: Kim Stephens The Broward County, Florida preparedness page for residents at risk is quite a nice example of how this information can be organized in a thoughtful, thorough way. I like the 5 step process that details key … Continue reading

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