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Communications and Planning for the Disabled in Emergencies and Disasters : Considerations and Effective Practice

Publisher: New York [New York] : Nova Publishers, [2014]
Series: Emergency and intensive care medicine.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Effective communications for people with disabilities and others with access and functional needs in emergency situations are often in danger of being overlooked or minimized. This book identifies barriers, facilitators, and successful practices to providing effective emergency-related communications. The book examines the current state of affairs concerning the accessibility of emergency-related communications;  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
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Anderson, Lindsay.
Communications and Planning for the Disabled in Emergencies and Disasters : Considerations and Effective Practice.
New York NY : Nova Science Publishers, Inc., ©1900
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
ISBN: 9781633216075 1633216071
OCLC Number: 889249370
Notes: Includes index.
Description: 1 online resource.
Contents: COMMUNICATIONS AND PLANNING FOR THE DISABLED IN EMERGENCIES AND DISASTERS: CONSIDERATIONS AND EFFECTIVE PRACTICE; COMMUNICATIONS AND PLANNING FOR THE DISABLED IN EMERGENCIES AND DISASTERS: CONSIDERATIONS AND EFFECTIVE PRACTICE; Library of Congress Cataloging-in-Publication Data; CONTENTS; PREFACE; Chapter 1: EFFECTIVE COMMUNICATIONS FOR PEOPLE WITH DISABILITIES: BEFORE, DURING, AND AFTER EMERGENCIES; EXECUTIVE SUMMARY; INTRODUCTION: ORIGINS OF THE RESEARCH AND DESCRIPTION OF THE PROBLEM; SECTION 1. PROVIDING EFFECTIVE EMERGENCY-RELATED COMMUNICATIONS: FACILITATORS AND BARRIERS. Section 2. the emergency management landscapesection 3. emergency-related communications: the individual perspective; section 4. emergency-related communications: the local emergency management perspective; section 5. findings and recommendations; appendix a. partial list of ngos and disability-specific organizations interested in the social inclusion of people with disabilities and others with access and functional needs; appendix b. communication among emergency management and first responders; appendix c. some useful links for section 4.2: promising practices; references. Chapter 2: SAVING LIVES: INCLUDING PEOPLE WITH DISABILITIES IN EMERGENCY PLANNINGEXECUTIVE SUMMARY; PART I. INTRODUCTION; PART II. IMPROVING ACCESS TO DISASTER SERVICES FOR PEOPLE WITH DISABILITIES; PART III. ROLE OF COMMUNITY-BASED ORGANIZATIONS; PART IV. THE DEVELOPING DISABILITY-RELATEDHOMELAND SECURITY, EMERGENCY PREPAREDNESS, AND DISASTER RELIEF INFRASTRUCTURE; PART V. CONCLUSIONS AND RECOMMENDATIONS; REFERENCES; INDEX.
Series Title: Emergency and intensive care medicine.
Responsibility: Lindsay Anderson, editor.

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Effective communications for people with disabilities and others with access and functional needs in emergency situations are often in danger of being overlooked or minimized. This book identifies barriers, facilitators, and successful practices to providing effective emergency-related communications. The book examines the current state of affairs concerning the accessibility of emergency-related communications; reviews the enforcement of disability laws and regulations as they pertain to effective communications before, during, and after emergencies. Information on the experiences and percept.

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