Wednesday, February 17, 2010

Accessible Emergency Information

It's always exciting to find good emergency preparedness resources for people with different functional limitations.  Today, CRESA received information from the Northeast Texas Public Health District on enhancing accessibility to emergency preparedness information for various vulnerabilities. 

The NE Texas Public Health District has created a website called which provides information on 18 different preparedness topics which have been formatted specifically for the deaf, blind and limited sight populations. 

The information, videos and handouts available on this website are free of charge and may be replicated by other agencies.  We, here at CRESA, were particularly impressed with the YouTube Channel that covers emergency preparedness topics translated by American Sign Language. 

Here in Clark County, we are privileged to serve as the home locations for both the Washington State School for the Blind and the Washington State School for the Deaf which means that having accessible emergency preparedness information is important to our community.

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