A National Dialogue about Emergency Preparedness in the Deaf Community: A Paradigm Shift in Policy and Regulations

A session at 51st Biennial National Association of the Deaf (NAD) Conference

  • Donna Dahrouge

Wednesday 4th July, 2012

10:30am to 12:00pm (CST)

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
Type: Panel

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Donna Dahrouge
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Jim Brune

Executive Director of DCARA, Deaf Counseling and Referral Agency. bio from Twitter

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Time 10:30am12:00pm CST

Date Wed 4th July 2012

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