Episode 8: Emergency Shelter Preparedness: Two Perspectives
Planning for and responding to emergencies can be overwhelming. The key is preparation. This episode discusses what emergency managers and shelter operators need to know in order to prepare for housing people with disabilities and also talks about what people with disabilities need to do to prepare for emergency evacuations.
This monthâ€™s guest speakers are Marilyn Self, Regional Director, Disaster Support Functions for the American Red Cross â€“ Georgia Region and Cheri Hofmann, Distance Learning Coordinator and Technical Assistance Specialist for the Southeast ADA Center, and the moderator is Mary Morder, Southeast ADA Center.
The ADA National Network offers a free Webinar Series: Emergency Management and Preparedness - Inclusion of Person with Disabilities.
Southeast ADA Center (30 sec., mp3 file)
The Southeast ADA Center is your leader in providing information, training, and guidance on the Americans with Disabilities Act and disability access tailored to the needs of business, government, and individuals at local, state, and regional levels. The Southeast ADA Center, located in Atlanta, Georgia, is a member of the ADA National Network and serves eight states in the Southeast Region. For answers to your ADA questions, contact the ADA National Network at 1-800-949-4232 (voice/tty).