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A Framework of Emergency Preparedness Guidelines For Federal Agencies- Accounting for the Needs of People with Disabilities

This link contains a comprehensive 84 page document. Critical questions list near the end guide examination of existing procedures. "In disaster management activities it is important to think about disability broadly. Traditional narrow definitions of disability are not appropriate. The term disability does not apply just to people whose disabilities are noticeable, such as wheelchair users and people who are blind or deaf." This document discribes how to get prepared for an emergency that includes people with disabilities.

Interagency Coordinating Council on Emergency Preparedness and Individuals with Disabilities

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Posted by: rodri639 on Wed Nov 30, 2022 at 1:28 p.m.

I think this is a really good resource for businesses, corporations, and facilities to use! Always being prepared for emergencies is important for everyone involved. I liked that the article emphasizes not only noticeable disabilities but also those that may not be seen. Although it's a little dated from 2005, I think the general idea is important for the public to be aware of and make evacuating / dealing with emergencies safe for everyone.

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"We must continue to embrace diversity and reject discrimination in all its forms, and insist on equality of opportunity and accessibility for all. Let our efforts remind us that when we work together, we can build a world free of unnecessary barriers and include every member of our international community."

President Barak Obama, International Day of Persons with Disabilities, December 3, 2009