September is National Preparedness Month: A collection of ADA resources
Resources for Emergency Preparedness
The ADA National Network and the Pacific ADA Center host a webinar series on issues around disability and emergency management. Some of the titles include:
- Review of Emergency Preparedness Litigation (February 2018)
- Emergency Communications Approaches During and After an Emergency (March 2017)
- Fire preparedness and Post-Disaster Accessibility Issues in the Home (September 2016)
- View archives: http://adapresentations.org/archive.php
In the community
The ADA National Network has the following resources:
- New England ADA Center's ADA Title II Action Guide: Emergency Preparedness
- ADA National Network: Emergency Power Planning for People Who Use Electricity and Battery- Dependent Assistive Technology and Medical Devices
- ADA National Network: Emergency Supply Kits
- ADA National Network: Bedside Emergency Supply Kit Checklist
The U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) has several resources on their website related to the ADA and emergency preparedness.
- Chapter 7 "Emergency Management and Title II" of the DOJ's ADA Best Practices Tool Kit for State and Local Government (ADA Tool Kit)
- An ADA Guide for Local Governments: Making Community Emergency Preparedness and Response Programs Accessible to People with Disabilities
- Access for 9-1-1 and Telephone Emergency Services
- ADA Checklist for Emergency Shelters
In the workplace
The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) and the Job Accommodation Network (JAN) have a couple of resources related to emergency evacuation in the workplace.
- EEOC’s Fact Sheet on Obtaining and Using Employee Medical Information as Part of Emergency Evacuation Procedures
- JAN's Accommodation and Compliance Series: Employers' Guide to Including Employees with Disabilities in Emergency Evacuation Plans
The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) has a resource collection on the various areas they have developed.
Indiana Department of Homeland Security
Visit the "Get Prepared" page on the website of the Indiana Department of Homeland Security to view specific Indiana resources.
Remember if you have an ADA question about emergency management and preparedness, please call (800) 949-4232 for free technical assistance from the Great Lakes ADA Center.
Free ADA Help
If you have a question about your rights or obligations under the Americans with Disabilities Act, call the Great Lakes ADA Center: