Emergency Procedures For The Blind and Visually Impaired

Accommodating People With Disabilities In Disasters: A Reference Guide To Federal Law

The Department of Homeland Security's Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) has released a reference guide that outlines existing legal requirements and standards relating to access for people with disabilities. A Reference Guide for Accommodating Individuals with Disabilities in the Provision of Disaster Mass Care, Housing and Human Services is the first of a series of disability-related guidelines to be produced by FEMA for disaster preparedness and response planners and service providers at all levels.

The Reference Guide summarizes equal access requirements for people with disabilities within Disaster Mass Care, Housing, and Human Services functions. The Guide explains how applicable Federal laws relate to government entities and non-government, private sector and religious organizations.

A full copy of the Guide may be accessed at http://www.fema.gov/oer/reference.

Other Documents

The United States Fire Administration and the Federal Emergency Management Agency have developed various training manuals that are to be used in emergency situations. The following links will navigate you to the accessible versions of these documents. If you wish to save the documents, please right click on the title and choose "Save Target As.." from the resulting menu.


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