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Your UCP: National October 11, 2003
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Safety
The current climate in the US has forced us all to prepare for the possibility of harsh conditions. Although people with disabilities often have a lot to do to prepare themselves, it is good to know that help is available. People with different types of disabilities need to pay attention to different things when making their preparations. Several agencies including FEMA and the Red Cross have put togeter information for you no matter what your disability, including people who:
  • use manual wheelchairs or scooters,
  • use motorized wheelchairs or scooters,
  • are blind or have a visual disability,
  • are deaf or have significant hearing loss,
  • have speech-related or communication disabilities, or
  • regularly administer their own medications or have a cognitive disability.

See the documents below for more detailed information.
Documents:
Assisting People With Disabilities In A Disaster
Disaster Mitigation for Persons with Disabilities
Disaster Preparedness for People With Disabilities
Disaster Preparedness Additional Information on Equipment and Supplies
Emergency Evacuation Procedures for Employees with Disabilities
Homeland Security Guide Lists Everyday Measures
Taking Responsibility for Your Safety: A Guide for People with Disabilities and Other Activity Limitations
AHRQ Unveils Hospital Bioterrorism Preparedness Tool

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