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Snow storms, hurricanes, tornadoes or more…there are any number of reasons to make sure that you have the needed resources to ensure that you’ve planned ahead to meet AT needs during an emergency.

Below are some resources that may be helpful to persons with disabilities and for emergency preparedness planners who would like information on how to use assistive technology to communicate with persons with disabilities in an emergency.

Disability Preparedness Resource Center – http://www.disabilitypreparedness.gov/

Inclusive Preparedness Center – http://inclusivepreparedness.org/

PASS IT ON Center – FEMA Region III 2011 Summit on Emergency Management and Assistive Technology Reuse (Program Materials) – http://www.passitoncenter.org/EmergencyManagement/EMATReuseSummitFEMARegionIII.aspx

FEMA – Preparing Makes Sense for People with Disabilities and Special Needs – http://www.ready.gov/document/preparing-makes-sense-people-disabilities-and-special-needs

Additional resources may be found on the MDOD Emergency Preparedness Page.

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