Preparing for Effective Communication and Assistive Technologies in Emergencies – Guidance for Local Emergency Planners (PDF)
This guidance was developed at the request of our local public health preparedness stakeholders to assist them in their planning and response efforts.


Western Massachusetts IRAA Preparedness Project
Care and evacuation standards in Western Massachusetts, including guidelines and recommendations for sheltering and evacuating individuals who require additional assistance. People with Disabilities and Other Special Needs
List of suggestions for emergency preparedness. Also has free, downloadable publications about emergency preparedness.


Emergency Preparedness and Individuals with Disabilities
The Department of Transportation is dedicated to ensuring the highest level of emergency preparedness in the event of a disaster.


Coordinating Council on Emergency Preparedness and Individuals with Disabilities
Established to ensure that the Federal government appropriately supports safety and security for individuals with disabilities in disaster situations.


Emergency Preparedness
The Board is making its own evacuation plan for employees and visitors with disabilities publicly available, as well as summary on how it was developed, as a resource for other organizations who may implement or update their own plans.


Homeland Security
For all people, including those with disabilities


American Red Cross
Description: booklet on “Preparing for Disaster for People with Disabilities and other Special Needs”