Web Resources for for Hearing and/or Visually Impaired

Georgia School for the Deaf Helps Students Visualize Disaster Preparedness for Tornado

Preparing for disasters is important for everyone. According to tornado expert Dr. Greg Forbes, Atlanta has become one of the top 10 tornado-prone cities in the nation.The Atlanta Area School for the Deaf serves Georgia’s Deaf and Hard of Hearing youth population from preschool through 12th grade. Throughout the year, the school hosts drills for fires, tornadoes, and active shooters, during which older students serve as role models for younger students. In collaboration with Georgia’s Emergency Management Agency, the school participated in Ready Georgia’s statewide tornado drill.

American Association of the Deaf-Blind—Emergency Preparation
The American Association of the Deaf-Blind (AADB) provides resources and tips on creating emergency plans and kits for people with all degrees of dual vision and hearing loss.

National Association of the Deaf—Emergency Preparedness
The emergency preparedness area of their website includes information on emergency services. It also supplies information on compliance of the Federal Communications Commission mandate for providing access to televised warnings and reports (especially those regarding a crisis or emergency situation) available to all deaf and hard-of-hearing viewers.

CERT Basic Training Participant Manual in Braille and Screen Reader Versions
Participant Manual in Braille and PDF screen reader versions. Each version includes the same content as the standard version Participant Manual—the nine units of the course and 13 hazard annexes. Please access the screen reader version of the Participant Manual on the national CERT website, https://www.citizencorps.gov/cert/training_mat.shtm#screenreader. Local CERT program coordinators/managers can request copies of the Braille version of the Participant Manual. Please call the FEMA Distribution Center at 1-800-480-2520 or email FEMA-Publications-Warehouse@dhs.gov. Use Publication Number P-856 and Catalog Number 11189-2 to order the Participant Manual (four volumes in Braille). Please be sure to allow 6 – 8 weeks for delivery.For additional tools for communicating with all audiences, including people with disabilities, please visit the FEMA Office of Disability Integration and Coordination Preparedness Resources web page.

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