Sunday, June 23, 2013

Disaster Preparedness for People with Sensory Disabilities

From the National Organization on Disability

For People with Sensory Disabilities
This brochure is designed to help people with sensory disabilities begin to plan for emergencies. The term “sensory disabilities” refers primarily to people with hearing or visual limitations, such as low or no vision, as well as people who are deaf or hard of hearing.
To be better prepared as a nation, we all must do our part to plan for disasters. Individuals with or without disabilities can lessen the impact of a disaster by taking steps to prepare before an event occurs.

This brochure is designed to help people with mobility disabilities begin to plan for emergencies. The term “mobility disabilities” refers primarily to people with little or no use of their legs or arms. They generally use wheelchairs, scooters, walkers, canes, and other devices as aids to movement.

You can take small steps every day to become better able to survive an emergency. Read NOD’s general brochure, “Prepare Yourself: Disaster Readiness Tips for People with Disabilities.” Identify your resources, develop a support network, make a plan, and create a Ready Kit and a Go Bag. Start today to become better prepared, safer, and more secure.

Read more HERE.
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