Emergency Management and Accessibility for People with Disabilities

The Grant Programs Directorate in the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) sent an information bulletin to state emergency management officials to remind them of the importance of including the needs of people with disabilities and other functional needs in their 2011 grant applications. The bulletin gave examples of how to integrate disability access into planning and making decisions about purchasing equipment and supplies, such as including people with disabilities in planning, providing training to emergency managers, and making shelters accessible. See the bulletin on the FEMA website.

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