Free Webinar on Nontraditional Emergency Shelters and People with Disabilities

The Great Lakes Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) Center will be hosting the next in their series of Emergency Preparedness Webinars on May 8, 2014, from 2:00 pm – 3:30 pm EDT.   This series is brought to you through a collaboration between the Great Lakes ADA Center and the Pacific ADA Center, both members of the ADA National Network.

This webinar will focus on how to establish non-traditional shelters to meet 1) disaster survivors’ immediate needs or 2) the need to locate residents closer to their community during the recovery phase. Non-traditional shelters may include soft sided structures in open areas as well as mega-shelter sites. Each presents a unique set of circumstances which require specific planning in order to meet the needs of people with disabilities and others with access and functional needs. This webinar will identify specific planning considerations relative to nontraditional sheltering in order to adequately meet the needs of the whole community.

To register for this free webinar visit the ADA Conferences website. Questions regarding registration and/or the webinar platform should be directed to or by phone at 877-232-1990 (V/TTY)

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