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An Affordable Way to Summon for Help in an Emergency Using Voice Commands By: Joel Hosner, MDTAP Advisory Council Consumer Representative There is nothing like the peace of mind in knowing that if help is needed in an emergency, it’s just a phone call away. For some people with disabilities, it can be challenging to […]

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Winter Preparedness Contributed by Provi Sharpe, Director of Equipment Reuse, MDTAP The cold weather season is in full swing. Take the time to prepare if you haven’t done so yet. Visit the Fairfax County, VA webpage Winter: People with Disabilities website for information for people with disabilities on dressing warmly, wheelchair travel and maintenance and […]

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Stay Informed and Know What To Do Contributed by Provi Sharpe, Director of Equipment Reuse, MDTAP Stay informed on weather related emergencies. Emergency Notifications are available from the Maryland Emergency Management Association (MEMA) via Twitter or RSS Feeds; the Federal Emergency Management Association (FEMA) via Twitter or text messages; and the Baltimore City Mayor’s Office […]

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Crime Prevention Tips for People with Disabilities Contributed by Provi Sharpe, Director of Reuse Projects and Emergency Management, MDTAP People with disabilities can protect themselves. It’s especially important to take common sense safety precautions to reduce vulnerability. The following safety tips will be helpful to you. Whenever possible, travel with someone you know. There’s strength […]

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Using Your Mobile Device During Emergencies Contributed by Provi Sharpe, Director of Emergency Management and Equipment Reuse, MDTAP June Isaacson Kailes, Disability Policy Consultant, recently released ”Tips for Emergency Use of Mobile Devices”. In this document she provides guidelines for optimal use of mobile devices before, during, and after an emergency. You will get information […]

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ADA Live! (WADA) is a free monthly show broadcast nationally on the Internet. Ask questions and learn about your rights and responsibilities under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA).  It covers a wide variety of topics ranging from education to emergency evacuation to web access.  Visit them online at http://www.adalive.org/schedule to find their current schedule.

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