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New Zealand: Visually impaired experiences highlight gaps preparedness

12 Jan 2017, Stuff, Fairfax Digital, Fairfax New Zealand Ltd

Researchers identify the need for an opt-in register for vulnerable people as a way to ensure people with disabilities are supported immediately after emergencies. It can ensure that assistance is made available to vision or hearing impaired persons that cannot access news, those who rely on electricity for medical reasons, and those who are mobility impaired.