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Expanding universal design process : Thailand

SAWADSRI, Antika
Ed
June 2015

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This issue of the Design for All Institute of India’s monthly newsletter higlights universal design process in Thailand. A range of topics are discussed, such as, universal design, related research, accessibility in places of worship and classrooms, and individual perspectives on accessibility from a wheelchair-user and a person with a visual impairment

Vol 10, No 6

Checklist for integrating people with disabilities and others with access and functional needs into emergency preparedness, planning, response & recovery

KAILES, June Isaacson
2014

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When it comes to including people with disabilities and others with access and functional needs in emergency plans, strategic plans are rarely enough. Non-specific language and broad planning steps carries a substantial risk of discriminatory response and failure. It is the detail, the who, what, where, when, why, and how embedded in the tactical plans that make the difference. These details should also be incorporated into that standard operating procedures of departments and agencies, job aids, checklists, field operation guides, and training.


This checklist is for emergency planners, managers, responders, and public information officers (PIOs) who have responsibility for developing, maintaining, testing, delivering and revising emergency plans and services. Use it to help:

Evaluate current capacity of critical elements that integrate people with disabilities and others with access and functional needs into emergency planning, response, and recovery.
Develop inclusive emergency plans, policies, processes, protocols, training, job aids/checklists, standard operating procedures and exercise programs.
Periodically evaluate progress and identify elements that have been implemented, and areas that continue to need attention.

Are you ready : disaster preparedness for people with disabilities

AMERICAN PUBLIC HEALTH ASSOCIATION
February 2012

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This video presents Gallaudet University student Drew Sumner reads the American Public-Health Association's (APHA) disaster preparedness for people with disabilities, speaking in American Sign Language. The reading covers the basic principles of disaster preparedness, before providing more specific advise on things like emergency kits and who to contact in an emergency. Users can read the full text at APHA's "Get Ready" campaign website: http://www.getreadyforflu.org/newsite.htm

Disability awareness in action : Fund-raising

FLETCHER, Agnes
1996

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Organisations of disabled people need to have the skills to know where to go for funds; manage money well; budget effectively; and have enough money to keep the organisation running smoothly throughout the financial year. This kit gives ideas about an organisation's funding strategy. The kit shows how to raise and use funds for the work of the organisation. It can also help in putting together a funding proposal

Disability awareness in action : campaigns

FLETCHER, Agnes
1993

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This resource kit focuses on campaigns run by organisations of disabled people, which promote independence, equality of opportunity and full participation. It proposes that taking part in campaigns will increase members' skills and confidence and show disabled people as active participants in their communities, who have ideas and abilities that can be of benefit to everyone

Accommodating individuals with disabilities in the provision of disaster mass care, housing, and human services

Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA)

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This document is a reference guide for disaster relief planners and service providers. It is intended to outline the legal standards relating to equal access for disabled people. Specifically, this resource describes access requirements that relate to mass care, housing and human services. A key feature of this resource, is a glossary and summary of relevant US legislation and law. This would be useful for anyone interested in disability and disaster situations

Prepare yourself : disaster readiness tips for people with disabilities

NATIONAL ORGANIZATION ON DISABILITY (NOD)

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This leaflet provides a list of considerations for those seeking to develop inclusive emergency plans. The leaflet contains practical advice and tips on how to do things like identify available resources and develop the emergency plan itself, as well as a checklist to help ensure emergency kits are appropriately stocked.

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