New on Disability.Blog:
By Guest Blogger Marcie Roth, Director, Office of Disability Integration and Coordination,Federal Emergency Management Agency
Every day has the potential to bring the unexpected. That’s why it’s critical to raise awareness about the importance of being prepared for emergencies.
I’m delighted to share that as part of the 25th anniversary celebration of the historic Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), FEMA’s Ready Campaign and The Ad Council partnered on a public service announcement (PSA) titled We Prepare Every Day. The PSA shows people, including those with disabilities, preparing themselves, their family and their community for emergencies by assembling a disaster supply kit that meets their specific needs, making a communication plan to stay connected to family and friends following a disaster, and taking steps to help their community prepare to accommodate the access and functional needs of the whole community. The video provides equal access and includes open captioning, a certified deaf interpreter, and audio description for viewers who are blind or have low vision.