disability

All Under One Roof: Disability Inclusive Shelter and Settlement Guidelines

These guidelines are the result of institutional collaboration between IFRC, CBM and Handicap International, and between the Shelter & Settlements and Health Departments within IFRC.  The aim is to transform the way humanitarian organisations approach inclusion and accessibility in their shelter and settlement programmes. The World Health Organisation estimates that 15% of the population are […]

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Deaf and Hard-of-Hearing Persons and Information and Communication Technology in the Face of the Great East Japan Earthquake

Presentation on the experience from the Great East Japan Earthquake in terms of the impact of the disaster events on people with disability and their inclusion in response and recovery efforts. Jo Matsuzaki, Associate Professor, Miyagi University of Education, 2013. Online version of presentation http://www.preventionweb.net/files/globalplatform/519e280f8fb60Jo_Matsuzaki_English_revised.pdf

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Communicating with People with Disability: National Guidelines for Emergency Managers

A set of guidelines that have been designed to support emergency managers to better understand the varied communication needs of people with disability. They are intended to inform and complement the wide range of policies and procedures developed at all levels of government, business and the not-for-profit sector in support of incident management and the

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Disability Inclusive Disaster Risk Management: Voices from the field & good practices

This publication would like to contribute with advocating for a more inclusive DRR where persons with disabilities are active participants and not overlooked in relief and response actions. The practices and experiences presented here are challenging the stereotype of persons with disabilities as helpless victims, and instead showing them as effective agents in changing this

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A Guide for Including People with Disabilities in Disaster Preparedness Planning

This guide, written for municipal and regional planners, reflects information,concerns and recommendations that emerged at the daylong forum on December 6, 2005, on “Lessons Learned” from recent large-scale disasters that affected states along the Gulf Coast. This guide is primarily intended to assist people involved in preparedness planning at the municipal and regional levels. It

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Fire Safety for Wheelchair Users at Work and at Home

By understanding their special evacuation needs, people with mobility impairments and first responders can improve their chances of evacuating their workplace or home safely. This brochure will emphasize the evacuation protocol for wheelchair users from these two areas.  United Spinal Association. Online version of guide http://www.unitedspinal.org/pdf/WheelchairFireSafety.pdf

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