Wednesday 4th July, 2012
10:30am to 12:00pm
Recent disasters including 9/11, Katrina/Rita hurricanes, and the 2007 California wildfires have had not only a devastating effect on communities, but have also created communication access inequalities for Deaf, hard of hearing, late-deafened, and Deaf-Blind individuals. This presentation seeks to present findings and solicit feedback on recommendations developed by a joint academic-community partnership with a board of Deaf community experts on emergency preparedness and response. The board was convened to address the need for all levels of government to ensure effective communication during emergency preparedness and response for Deaf communities through the implementation, and continual monitoring of policies and regulations.
Track: Grassroots and Legislative Advocacy
Executive Director of DCARA, Deaf Counseling and Referral Agency. bio from Twitter
1:45pm Improving Systems in Your State: Knock on State Commission’s Door by Ernest E. Garrett III, Lisa Kornberg, Heidi L. Reed, Virginia Moore, Sherri Collins, Steven A. Florio, M.S. and Cliff Moers
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